Maccari Mino

Maccari Mino

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Born in Siena in 1898, Mino Maccari At the age of nineteen he took part in the Great War as a field artillery officer. Returning to Siena in 1920, he graduated in law and began working in a law firm in Colle Val d'Elsa. His first attempts at painting and engraving. Maccari's debut in public is with the Labronico Group. In 1922 he took part in the March on Rome. In 1924 he was called by Angiolo Bencini to edit the publication of The Savage, where his first engravings appear; in 1926 he abandoned the legal profession and took over the management until 1942. In 1927 Maccari participated in the II International Exhibition of Modern Engraving and the III Exhibition of the Tuscan Drawing Arts Union. The following year he was present at the XVI Venice Biennale. At the beginning of the 1930s he was chief editor of the Press of Turin, alongside the director Malaparte. In 1938 he was invited to the XXI Venice Biennale with a personal room and where in 1948 he was awarded the international prize for engraving (he will also be present in 1950, 1952, 1960, 1962). In 1962 he was entrusted with the presidency ofLincean Academy. He died in 1989 in Rome. 

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