Rufina (Florence), 1947
Mario Magherini is born with two innate privileges. Being of peasant origin and being Tuscan. It is not by accident that his art figures the rolling hills of San Godenzo, Rufina, Pontassieve, combed with olive and cypress trees. Although he starts painting from a very young age, his “school” is defined by the encounter with the master potter Gabriele Cinelli and then with the painter Lanci. Since his early years as a painter an intimate and personal talent predisposed him to represent reality in his own way, painting mainly the female figure.