Avati, Mario

Born in Monaco in 1921, he died in Paris in 2009.

Mario Avati was educated at l’École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs of Nice, and at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris.

As a printmaker, he practiced all the techniques at the beginning. From 1957, he only used the mezzotint technique, exclusively in black until 1969, when he started to use colour. Mario Avati was almost the only contemporary French printmakers to use this technique.

“L’oeuvre gravé de Mario Avati” the most important bibliography of the artist, was prepared by the Bibliothèque des Arts de Paris. It is a catalogue raisonné in six volumes commented on by Roger Passeron.

Pain et confiture

Pain et confiture, 1982, mezzotint print signed by the artist and numbered EA VI/XVI, 29 x 37,5 cm

Une théorie de domino

Une théorie de dominos, 1989, mezzotint print, 55/85, 37,5 x 29 cm

Pourquoi bleue?

Pourquoi bleue?, 1994, mezzotint print, 7/85, 29 x 37,5 cm

Treize plus une

Treize plus une, 2002, manière noire, 18/18, 37,5 x 29 cm

La jeunesse de Mozart

La jeunesse de Mozart, 1989, mezzotint print, 55/85, 29 x 37,5 cm

La cerise verte

La cerise verte, 1995, mezzotint print, 25/50, 37,5 x 29 cm