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Celestin Messaggio

Italian-born French painter Célestin Messaggio was born in Lombardy-Italy, his parents left Italy for Normandy when he was still only a child. Italian-born French painter Célestin Messaggio was born in Lombardy-Italy, his parents left Italy for Normandy when he was still only a child.

From 1955, the land of the "men from the north" will inspire Messaggio’s artistic beginnings. His attachment to Normandy is still present in his paintings today: "If today I also wish to reproduce the warm light of the south, the waters of Venice remain a mirror reflecting my visit of the water gardens in Giverny" - Célestin Messaggio