Italian artist Maurizio Bottoni (b. Milan, 1950). After attending the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, he devoted himself to the study of the ancient techniques of painting and engraving. His expressive language is tied to figuration, his subjects is mainly still life, landscapes and portraits. Numerous references to paintings, drawings and etchings by the great artists of the early sixteenth century as Albrecht Dürer, as well as to contemporary figuration of Giorgio De Chirico and Pietro Annigoni. His first solo exhibition was hosted in 1981 by Bolzani Gallery in Milan. In 1990 he won the XXX edition of the award Suzzara. Participates in the exhibition The portrait in Italian painting of the ‘900 ‘Estense Castle of Mesola in 1991. From 2003-2004 Bottoni was appointed member of the Commission school “Art and culture” at the Ministry of Education Italy, University and Research. His works have become part of important collections such as that of the Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art Suzzara and Olivetti in Ivrea.