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"Texas Young Master"

Michael Anthony Paglia was born in Florida, and then spent 14 years in western Pennsylvania before moving to Texas with his family. 

In the Spring of 2004 Michael won First Place -Middle School Division of the  "Fiesta in San Antonio" Student Art Contest.  Later that year his "Pancho Claus" drawing was selected out of 1080 entries as the 2004 Official Christmas Card of San Antonio.   In March ,2005 Michael's work "Grande Finale" was selected from approximately 1000 entries as the Overall Winner of the 2005 "Fiesta in San Antonio" Student Art Contest.

In March, 2006 The Texas Commission on the Arts named Michael a "Texas Young Master" and selected him for their Texas Young Masters Scholarship Program.   In August, 2006 his Texas "Anti-Gang Poster Contest" entry was judged Overall Winner.  His poster now serves as a visual encouragement to high school students across the state of Texas.

Michael graduated from high school in San Antonio in May 2008.  Presently he is studying media art and film production and working on commercial art projects in California.  

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)