Italy - 1909 - 1976
Dario Mecatti (Florence, Italy, 1909 - São Paulo, SP, 1976). Painter and designer. Around 1927, he painted posters for his cousin's movie theater in Florence. He receives artistic guidance from the Italian painter and teacher Camillo Innocenti, although he does not enroll in any official course.
In 1933, he held his first exhibition in Florence, then traveling to North Africa, where he traveled through countries such as Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria. He exhibits in some of the cities where he passes. Between 1936 and 1939 he visited Morocco, where he produced several works depicting the customs of the region.
The following year, he traveled to Brazil alongside painters Renzo Gori and Silvio Nigri. He then arrives in Rio de Janeiro, where he holds an exhibition at the Brazilian Society of Fine Arts. He travels through the Minas Gerais cities of Belo Horizonte, Juiz de Fora and Ouro Preto and later moved to São Paulo at the end of 1940. Between 1941 and 1945, he works at the Fiorentina Gallery. Participates in the 7th Paulista Fine Arts Hall, in 1941, receiving a small silver medal.
During the 1940s and 1950s, he exhibited in several Brazilian cities, as well as performing shows in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. In Europe, he exhibited in Barcelona, Lisbon, Florence, Milan, San Remo and Berlin. Between 1969 and 1976, he is an exclusive artist of Galeria Irlandini, in Rio de Janeiro, who regularly presents his works.
In 1978, he received a posthumous tribute at the 42nd São Paulo Fine Arts Hall.