Gustavo Maestre was born in Barcelona , Venezuela. His first enrollment in art classes took place in 1975 at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas A.Reveron in his home town. In 1979 he graduated in engraving and silk screen printing techniques at the Istituto Tres Rayas in Madrid and in 1985 he completed his artistic studies at the Istituto d'Arte in Sesto Fiorentino. In 1988 he moved to Prato (Italy) where he lives and works.
His works have been exhibited in Havana (Cuba), Puerto de la Cruz (Venezuela), Ecuador, Miami (USA), Madrid, Paris, Toulouse, Prato, Florence, Arezzo, Milan, Modena, Rome, Bari.
1972-73 1° Prize Inciba, Caracas, Venezuela
1974-75 1° Prize Inciba, Barcelona, Venezuela
1977 1° Prize d'Acquisto Studio Fecha, Caracas, Venezuela