Matteo Massagrande was born in Padua in 1959. He started exhibiting in 1973 taking part in group and solo exhibitions and contests all around Italy and obtaining many rewards since the very beginning. In 1974, he developed an interest for graphic art while continuing painting. His graphic works are now part of prestigious art collections. Some of his etchings have become part of the Gabinetto delle Stampe degli Uffizi in Florence. He exhibited in more than one hundred solo shows in Italy and abroad. His works are exhibited in many important museums, churches, private and public collections. In 2017 he took part in the prestigious show “Canto Dolente d’Amore” (The Last Day of Van Gogh) at Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza for the important Van Gogh exhibition “Tra il grano e il cielo”. In 2018 he took part in the exhibition “In my room: artists paint the interior 1950-NOW”, at Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA). He lives in Padua, splitting his activity between his local atelier and the one in Hajos (Hungary).