Guido Sgaravatti, born in Abano in June 1925, is a painter, sculptor and graphic artist working professionally in Padua for decades.

Having studied humanities, he graduated in Padua and didn' t betray his cultural beginnings as he continued to write and enquire on the issues of in-depth psychology and to study the links between Western and Eastern cultures.

His interest in art surfaces in the first after-war years with his activities at the University Theatre (in this milieu worked the mime J.J. Lecocq and the sculptor Sartori, a great expert of all artistic techniques). This focused his attention on the reality of gesture and mimics, formed the habit of sketching quickly and will define Sgaravatti's way of "inputting data".

At the time, he also visited the studios of contemporary Paduan artists; among them the sculptor Strazzabosco (whose pupil he was initially), the painter Dolores Grigolon and Antonio Ferro who was then an assistant to Cesetti at the Venice Academy.

On the latter's advice, he attended Cesetti's classes then, attracted by a stricter discipline in drawing, went on the sculpture, with Venanzio Crocetti, still at the Venice Academy, and later in Naples with Emilio Greco.

He continued in Rome, with Professor Ardini, the study of marble, achieving eventually a knowledge of the melting of bronze. His professional commitment led him to discover innovative techniques in engraving.

He personally works a hand-press and his monotypes are unmistakable owing to their freshness of form and depth od meaning.

His personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad are numerous, 15 of them in Australia where he stayed for long periods.

Some of his works are in public and private collections and he has created some large open-air sculptures on both religious and secular themes.