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 Magdalo Mussio  (1925 - 2006)

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Lived/Active: Italy      Known for: landscape, abstract surrealist painting, animated films, writing

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"Tuscan Village" 23" X 33" gouache and watercolour on paper, signed and dated '58
"Tuscan Village" 23" X 33" gouache and watercolour on paper, signed and dated '58
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Magdalo Mussio was an artist, author, animator and editor born in the town of Volterra, Tuscany.  He studied architecture in Florence, and in 1954 attended the Academy of Fine Arts.  His mediums are watercolour, gouache, ink, collage and mixtures of these (mixed mediums).  His styles are abstract expressionism and automatic surrealism.  His subjects are landscapes, abstract expressionist compositions and abstract surrealist works that often incorporate text.

The first exhibition of his paintings was in Florence in 1955; since then he has exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris, Milan, Rome, Genoa, Sidney and Washington as well as many other cities.  There have been over 100 group and solo exhibits of his work between 1955 and 2006.

He also was the creative artist for several Italian animated films, writer and illustrator of numerous books, and was editor of several publications.  In addition he was very active in the theatre in Italy and abroad, especially Canada, USA, France and England.   He received several awards including the Silver Ribbon for Best Short Film, 1969; which is assigned every year by the Italian Film Journalists Guild (SNGCI).

1963- Redattore responsabile della rivista "Marcatré", Edizioni Lerici, Milano 1963 - Editor of the magazine "Marcatré" Lerici Editions, Milan
1968- "Il fastidio delle parole", Edition D'Ecriture, Paris 1968 - "The discomfort of the words," D'Ecriture Edition, Paris
1968- "In Pratica", Edizioni Lerici, Milano 1968 - "In Practice", Edizioni Lerici, Milan
1970- "Praticabile per Memoria Concreta", Edizioni Lerici,Milano 1970 - "Memory practicable for Concrete", Lerici Editions, Milan
1973- Responsabile della rivista "Hark", Roma. 1973 - Head of the magazine "Hark", Rome.
1975- "Il corpo certo o il Luogo della perdita", La Nuova Foglio, Macerata
1975 - "The body, or some loss of Place", The New Sheet, Macerata
1977- "Scritture" , La Nuova Foglio, Macerata 1977 - "Scripture," New Sheet, Macerata
1978- Responsabile editoriale della rivista "La città di riga", Macerata
1978 - Head of the magazine editorial "City Line", Macerata
1978- "Memoria Artificiale", La Nuova Foglio, Macerata 1978 - "Artificial Memory," New Sheet, Macerata
1980- "Elogio alle desolate rassegnazioni" , Le parole gelate, Roma 1980 -"Praise to the desolate resignation," The words frosts, Rome
1984- "Le Parole rampanti" numero unico, Le Parole Gelate,Roma 1984 - "Words rampanti" unique number, Words frost, Rome
1986- "Chiarevalli Monodico" , Le Parole Gelate/Liberilibri Roma/Macerata
1986 - "Chiarevalli monodic" Words frost / Liberilibri Roma / Macerata
1988- "Il nunero dimenticato/Delle Memorie Ortogonali" , Le parole
Gelate,Roma 1988 - "The Forgotten nunero / Memories Of Ortogonali" The words frost, Rome
1992- "Chiarevalli Monodico"(1963/1986), Edizioni del Falconiere,Ancona
1992 - "Chiarevalli monodic" (1963/1986), Editions Falconiere, Ancona
1997- "appunto per un effimero", Le Parole Gelate, Roma 1997 - "Just for a fleeting" Words frost, Rome

Prepared and contributed by M.D. Silverbrooke

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