Illustratore – Caricaturista – Cartoonist Mr.Marco D’Agostino From Montesilvano Marina, Abruzzi, Italy

Illustratore – Caricaturista – Cartoonist
Marco D’Agostino – Pescara, 1 July 1963 – via Mantova 3, 65015 Montesilvano (PE) – Italia
Tel. +39 338 8231712 e-mail: marcodagos@ yahoo.it -Fb
MARCO D’AGOSTINO – SHORT BIOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

 


Marco D’ Agostino was born in 1963 in Pescara on the Adriatic coast of Italy.
He was faschinated by drawing at a very early age. Recognising that he had talent, his father gave him an easel, canvas and tempera paint as a gift for his 7th birthday. Nothing has stopped him drawing from that moment on.
During his childhood he created hundreds of drawings, sketches and caricatures of his teachers and classmates. His
recent work is now recognized and appreciated at both a national and international level.
In the ’80s he also learned the art of engraving. His has participated in various national and international exhibitions
and festivals, that have earned him numerous awards. But this only lasted for a short period, he very quickly returned to his former passion, the pencil. He began to draw illustrations experimenting with different drawing and colouring techniques, and finally preferred watercolour to the pencil.
Drawing has remained his passion and he started to practice as a self-educated illustrator and graphic designer.
D’Agostino worked for several years for various design agencies and illustrated several educational publications,
continuing to draw cartoons and caricatures for passion alone.
Only as recently as 2009, he participated in an impromptu cartoon and caricature competition. And this year marks a turning point in his career; his professional pursuits resulting in graphic satire, humor and caricature, have become his true passion. From then on, he devoted himself almost exclusively to this art, drawing and publishing caricatures and cartoons on topic of global and current interest, obtaining, with great satisfaction for the artist, very important results. He has been presented with several awards and prizes in both national and international competitions.
Moreover, he has organized personal exhibition in Italy and abroad and has been a member of the jury in some
international cartoon contest.
Marco D’Agostino lives and works in Montesilvano. He is currently collaborates as a cartoonist and illustrator for the
sports pages of the Italian newspaper “Il Centro” and for the on-line newspaper “Giornale di Montesilvano”.
Activities, prizes and awards
– April 2009 – “Published work”- “Lanciano nel Fumetto” – Lanciano (CH) – Italy
– July 2009 – “Mention” -12° Festival International Humor Grafico Roma – Italy
– November 2009 – “1st Prize” – 1st Contest “Magnefut” Piano di Sorrento (NA)- Italy
– July 2010 – “1st Prize” – 2nd Contest “Magnefut” Piano di Sorrento (NA) – Italy
– June 2011 – “Special Prize” – Nat. Humor and Satire CartoonSea 2011 Fano – Italy
– May 2012 – “Bronze Prize Cat” – 5th International “Smailing cat” web cartoon contest – Arzebaijan.
– June 2012 – “5th Prize” – “Sorrisi dal Mondo” Festival Economics Trento 2012 – Italy
– October 2012 – “1st Prize” Satire – International Competition “Humor in Gallarate” – Italy
– November 2012 – “3rd Prize” Caricature – 1st Int. Cartoon Biennial Festival Africa Lagos – Nigeria
– March 2013 – “ECC Prize” – 19th Euro-Kartonenale – Kruishoutem 2013 – Belgium
– December 2013 – “work selected” satire section – International Competition “Humor in Gallarate”- Italy
– April /June 2014- Personal Exhibition of Cartoon at the European Cartoon Center in Kruishoutem – Belgium
– May 2014 – “Int. Award Umoristi a Marostica” – 46th International Exhibition of Graphic Humour – Italy
– May 2014 – “Honorable Mentions” – 6th Cyprus International Cartoon Contest – Cyprus
– June 2014 – “Special Mention” – 19th Int. Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2014 – Croatia
– October 2014 – “5th Prize” – 13th “G. van Raemdonck Kartoenale 2014” – Belgium
– November 2014 – “Special Prize” – 8th International Contest Urziceni 2014 – Romania
– January 2015 – “Honorable Diploma” 7th Int. Cartoon Contest nosorog – Bosnia and Herzegovina
– February 2015 – “Selected Work” – Pannonpower Cartoon Contest 2014 – Hungary
– March 2015 – “Selected Work ” – Goude Hoed Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist 2015 – Belgium
– March 2015 – “2nd prize” – 20th Euro-Kartonenale – Kruishoutem 2015 – Belgium
– May 2015 – “work selected” Caricatura section – International Competition “Humor in Gallarate” – Italy
– August 2015 – “Special Mention L.Mari” – 28^ Biennale internazionale di Tolentino – Italy- October 2015 – “1st Prize Trophy” – Aylan International Cartoon & Illustration Exhibition – Iran
– November 2015- “1st Prize” – Internation Illustration Contest 2015 – Hungary
– November 2015- “Special Prize” – 9th International Cartoon Contest Urziceni – Romania
– January 2016 – Personal exhibition “Caricartoons’16” – Mediamuseum in Pescara – Italy
– April 2016 – “Selected Work” – 47th Int.Grafic Humor Competition “Umoristi in Marostica” – Italy
– May 2016 – “2nd Prize” – 4th Niels Bugges Award Viborg – Denmark
– May 2016 – “2nd Prize” – 10th HumorDEVA Int. Cartoon Contest 2016 – Romania
– July 2016 – ” Selected Work ” – Nat. Humor and Satire CartoonSea 2016 Fano – Italy
– October 2016 – Personal exhibition “Caricartoons’16.2” – Stadthalle in Lahnstein – Germany
– October 2016 – Personal exhibition “Caricartoons’16.2” – Palabaldoni in Montesilvano – Italy
– January 2017 – International Jury Member – 21th Euro-Kartonenale – Kruishoutem 2015 – Belgium
– February/June 2017 – Personal exhibition Caricature JUKS in Lahnstein – Germany
– April/May 2017- Personal exhibition – Caricature “Avezzan’Europa” in Avezzano – Italy
– July 2017 – “3th Prize” – 1st International Cartoon Contest Marocco 2017 – Marocco
– August/September 2017- Personal exhibition “Caricartoons’17” – Piccolomini Castle in Celano (AQ)- Italy
– October 2017 – International Jury Member – 29th Biennale Internazionale di Tolentino – Italy
– November 2017- “Amnesty International Prize” – 29th Olense Kartoenale 2017 Olen – Belgium
– January 2018 – “2nd Prize” – 8^ Premio Novello Conc. Int.di Umorismo e Satira di Costume Codogno – Italy
– July/August 2018 – Personal exhibition “Caricartoons’18 – Rotonda S. Francesco in Sulmona (AQ)- Italy
– August 2018 – Personal exhibition “Caricartoons’18.2 – Palazzo Colella in Pratola Peligna (AQ) – Italy
– November 2018- Personal exhibition “Centenario ANFCDG” – Casa Madre dei Mutilati in Roma – Italy
– November 2018- “Mencion Honrosa”- International Grafic Humor Contest “la Sonrisa Inca” Cusco 2018 – Perù
– May 2019 – “Excellency Special Prize” HumorDEVA International Cartoon Contest – Romania
– July 2019 – “Special Prize” – 3th Edition International Cartoon Contest – Marocco
– October 2019 – “Honorable Mention” – 1st International Caricature Competition”- Azerbaijan
– January 2020 – International Jury Member – 1^ Annual Cartoon Competition “Caricatunis” – Egypt
– May 2020 – “Nominated Work”- International Cartoon Contest “Satyrikon” – Poland
– July 2020 – “Special Prize” – 12th Don Quicotte International Cartoon Contest – Turkey
– July 2020 – “Special Prize” – 3rd Cairocature International Cartoon – Egipt
– September 2020- “Special Caricatura Prize” – VII Biennal de Humor Luis D’Oliveira Guimaraes – Portugal
– September 2020- “1st Prize” – Values of Kusadasi International Cartoon Contest – Turkey
– October 2020 – “Special Prize” – 17th International Comic and Cartoon Festival – Kosovo
– December 2020- “Special Prize” – 1st International Writers Cartoon – Syria
– December 2020- “Mention”- 27th International Cartoon Festival “Ricardo Rendon”- Colombia

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