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MarioM, this is his nickname in art, was born in Gaeta (Latina - Italy) on 8 September 1957. Since childhood showed remarkable artistic skills that, over the years, has always cultivated a self-taught. Graduated (Captain) in 1976, at the Technical Nautical Institute in his hometown, he sailed as officer of the Merchant Marine until 1982. In October 1984 he enlisted in the Military Corp of Guardia di Finanza (Customs).
His unbridled love for art, led him, with a caricature and humorous design, to win the first national hit in 1994 in Verbania. That was the springboard to a very fruitful career, climbing on the highest steps of the podium many international ones, such as Argentina, Brazil, China, Turkey, Colombia, Iran ... just to name a few. The podium of the most important concerns the first award received at the Chamber of Deputies in Rome, in 2011, for participating in the international competition humorous Unity of Italy, sponsored by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. In 2015 he won the international competition of Gallarate, dedicated Expo in Milan, where they took part more than 400 artists from over 26 nations. In 2016 he was in the III National Meeting of the cartoonists in Spain as special guest.
Also in the field of painting it has not gone unnoticed to industry critics, achieving many awards and acclaim in numerous exhibitions and, in 2015, received the Official Painter Appointment of the Navy, for merit, at the Navy Command of Rome. And 'Knight of the Constantinian Order of St. George from 2015.