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Italian etchings 3 (DI STEFANO, FAVARO, CESCHIN)

FERNANDO DI STEFANO

 Born in S. Elia a Pianisi, Italy, March 2, 1971, lives in Rome

School: Roman. He attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome (his teacher was Duilio Rossoni), where he works now as a docent.

Number of plates: 220

Prefered techniques: Etching

Favorite subject: Landscapes; Antique landscapes; Subjects from the tales and dreams

Style: Classic and impressionist. His drawing is fantastic, very detailed; Chiaroscuro with many variations. 

Present: National catalogues. Grafica d’Arte, Museo Bertarelli di Milano, Gabinetto delle Stampe del Comune di Bagnacavallo.

Exhibitions and prix: National. Brisighella (1995); Capranic’Arte, Roma (1996); Primo Premio Giovani per l’Incisione, Biella (1996); Bagnacavallo (1997); Personale da Piranesi a Di Stefano, Roma 1998; Triennale di Grafica Citta di Brescia (1998); Biennale dell’Incisione Italiana Contemporanea Premio Tiepolo, Minamo (1998)

GIANNI FAVARO

Born in Mogliano Veneto (Treviso), Italy, October 22, 1964, 

lives in Mogliano Veneto

School: Venice. he attended courses in engraving and etching techniques at the “Centro Internazionale della Grafica” in Venice, and special artist's courses under the direction of Nicola Sene. 

He is a member of the Centro Artistico Culturale G.B. Piranesi of Mogliano Veneto, and a co-founder of the " Atelier Aperto" association of Venice.

Number of plates: Over 100
Preferred technique: Etching, Aquatint
Favorite subject: Still life, Landscape
Style: Figurative.
Presen: Mondadori, DIC, Museum Bertarelli

Exhibitions and prix - In all important Italian Museums, Galleries and private collections. He has exhibited his works in many personal and group shows
in Milan, Florence, Treviso, Padova, Mestre, Verona, Pavia, Alassio, Venice, Rome, Paris.

He was recently a participant with one work at the IV Biennale di Grafica at S. Elpidio a Mare, in July/September 1999, and with three works at the Fifth International Exhibit of contemporary calcography, " Bianco e Nero ", in Modica, Sicily (July/August 2000).

LIVIO CESCHIN

 School – Venetian. He attended the Academy of Art in Venice. Several times he frequented the courses of etchings in very known and prestigious Academy Raffaello di Urbino. 

Number of plates -- 110

Preferred techniques – Etchings, drypoints

Favorite subject -- Landscapes

Style -- Classic and impressionist. His drawing is clear, detailed, close to painting. In his work he insisted on the importance to the light which gives to the etching “Atmosphere”. Chiaroscuro with many variations. Zinc plates. Multiple biting. 

Present – National and International Catalogues. Prandi of Reggio Emilia; Achille Bertarelli of Milan and Gabinetto Nazionale delle stampe di Bagnocavallo (Ravenna); National Gallery of London, Bibliotheque Nationale de la france (Paris); Member of Royal Society of painter-printmaker – London.

Exhibitions and prix – National and International:

International Print Triennial 1994, Krakow, Poland, XXI International Biennial of Graphic Art 1995, Ljubljana, Slovenia, International Triennial of Graphic 1997, Kharkiv, Ukraine, International Triennial of Graphic Arts 1997, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia, VII International Biennial of Graphic1997, Sarcelles, France, Personal exhibition in Italian Cultural Institute, 1997, Nierenberg, Germany, Saga ’98, Saga ’99, Gallery del Leone, Paris, Musee des arts de Chamalieres (France), Art on Paper Fair – London, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, Internat. Triennial, Museum of Modern arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1999,   

1999 - 2002 Exhibitions in Krakow (Poland), Nuremberg (Germany), Chandeliers (France), New-York (USA), Geneva (Switzerland), Strasbourg, Lugarno, etc.

- 2002 – 2008: Exhibitions in Italy Venice, Florence, Trieste, Milan; England (Art on Paper-London), France (SAGA, Salon de la Gravure-Paris); Switzerland (Salon de Mars-Geneva), Slovenia (Biennales de Gravure-Ljubljana); USA (Works on paper-New York); Cracow (Polland), Ourense (Spain) 

  

Ceschin’s works are kept in the following museums and institutes:

-Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Cabinet des Estampes, Paris (France)

-Civica Raccilta Achille Bertarelli, Milan (Italy)

-Coleccion de Grabados de Caixanova, Ourense (Spain)

-Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Firenze (Italy)

-Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe dei Musei Civivi di Arte Antica, Ferrara (Italy)

-Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe dell’Accademia di Belle arti, Bologna (Italy)

-Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Santa Croce sull’Arno, Pisa (Italy)

-Gabinetto Stampe Antiche e Moderne, Bagnacavallo, Ravenna (Italy)

-Gabinetto Stampe della Biblioteca Panizzi, Reggio Emilia (Italy)

-Gabinetto Stampe dell’Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Roma (Italy)

-Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna (Austria)

-National portrait Gallery Collection, London (England)

-Raccolta Stampe del Museop Civico, Cremona (Italy)

-Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich (Germany) etc...

And in the private collection such as: 

Ballatore (Turin), Bettini (Verona), Cantaluppi (Como), Daverio (Milan), Gipponi (Lodi), Gobbato, Romano d’Ezzelino (Vicenza), Linati (Milano), Michelon, Abano Terme (Padua), Pierotti (Treviso), Secchi, Mirandola (Modena), Cavallini Sgarbi (Ferrara), Soavi (Milan), Taddia, Sant’Agostino (Ferrara), Veneto Banca, Montebelluna (Treviso), etc...

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