Maurizio was born in Turin, Italy, in 1974. There he studied graphic design, architecture, and illustration.
After working in advertising and as a landscape artist, he decided to devote himself entirely to illustrating children’s books. He has around forty books to his name, many of which have received awards in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and Sweden. His work has been exhibited in galleries in over fifteen countries. He now teaches illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata (Italy). After having illustrated Mister Doctor (2015)by Irène Cohen-Janca, he has collaborated with her once again as the illustrator of The Golem of Prague (Spring 2017).