biography Eugenio Magno

Eugenio Magno was born in Naples in 1944. Strongly attracted by the painting landscape of the great Neapolitan masters of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, by himself he early engages in painting producing, already at the tender age of 14, works of some artistic importance that are positively judged by the painter Francesco Galante. Just Joseph Galante such as Giuseppe Buono, Giacinto Gigante, Eduardo Dalbono, Giuseppe Casciaro can be considered as the real putative masters of Eugenio Magno, his source of inspiration and strong points of his artistic development. After the high school he enrolled at the Great School of Law but his passion for landscape painting continues to be cultivated and practiced through the production of works of medium - small size of very valuable invoice. Not long in coming the first personal exhibition which is organized by the comm. Eduardo Petrillo Giannini in 1966 at the Cannottieri club of Naples. The exhibition obtained an immediate success of critics and audiences that will be repeated few years later with the organized exhibition in Via Bernini (Naples) at the Galleria Plaza which will bring him to receive the A. Lauro award. After being "artistically baptized" by the Neapolitan public with these two exhibitions that mark the beginning of the several exhibitions that artist will have in Italy and abroad, Eugenio Magno begins to be considered, for the quality and the level of his art as a worthy heir of the famous Neapolitan landscape school of which he is a valid and updated depth studying. In the early seventies it is inaugurated in Naples , in Vico Belledonne a Chiaia, his personal gallery in which begins to exhibit regularly his works and later also those ones of other Neapolitan of twentieth century. In 1973 Eugenio Magno held his personal Milanese first at the "Galleria Baguttino" in Milan. The whole exhibition is purchased in few hours by several Milanese and foreigners collectors. The road to the consecration to the great public is now flattened. In 1975 the Magno receives in Rome the " gold Marc’aurelio " for artistic merits. In 1976 goes on scene one of the most important exhibitions of the artist to the gallery "Ars Italica" in Milan. The exhibition is visited by the General Attorney of the Republic Paulesu, by the mayor of Milan ANIASA and by the main authorities of the time, for the opportunity the Rai TV realizes a service to the national news, and the writer, painter and journalist Romano Battaglia writes: "Eugenio Magno is very young but he knows and knows how an old master, mixes colors well, knows to kidnap the fleeting moments of things, countries, people, and it never leaves deceive by the grama grass of mediocrity. His painting speaks the language clear of the real painting, and his world is full of poetry. And do the poets need introductions? ". In the following years the Magno will bind his name to several and numerous personal and collective exhibitions selected both in Naples and in other cities such as Milan, Cremona, Arezzo, Savona, Genoa, Barletta, Catanzaro, Bari, Florence. In 1981 arrives one of the most coveted awards of our national scene, the City Hall of Milan gives to Eugenio Magno the gold Ambrogino for artistic merits and in 1985 the silver Ducatone. His "marine", his landscapes so finely turned gradually won the public and progressivelythe public and the national and international critics, even one of his paintings ( “Crepuscolo partenopeo” , translated :" Partenopeo Twilight ") inspired the famous song "O Castiello mmiez 'o mare " of Roberto Murolo as he declared himself in 1972. His gallery in Chiaia closes the doors in 2001. Currently Eugenio Magno lives and works in Naples where he continues to paint and to practice the profession of expert appraiser of paintings of the Neapolitan twentieth century and of technical consultant to the ancient and modern restoration.

Ilario D'Amato