Biography

Leonardo Beccegato is an exceptional Venetian artist and internationally recognised.  His works have been selected and exhibited in numerous exhibitions and installations both public and private, where he received the public’s acclaim and the deserved recognition within the contemporary art circle.

Born in 1941 in Venice, Beccegato enrolled in university after high school and became a doctor in engineering, working on his art in his spare time since 1975. This passion and dedication was rewarded in 1980 when he received second prize at the fifth National Prize of Painting competition.

It is from his studio in Sante Croce, Venice that the artist now dedicates all his time to painting and his works are enlivened by the warm colors and soft filtered atmospheres of the lagoon, inviting the viewer to reminisce and and romanticise fond memories.

Beccegato is also an active member of various organisations such as the "Lions Club International" of which he was president; Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (for which he is Delegate for the Province of Venice) and Knight of Merit with the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George.  Added to which he is Brother Chapter of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice.  He has organized exhibitions of paintings aimed at raising funds to support charitable initiatives in prestigious venues.