Born in Urbino in 1947, Corrado Albicocco attended the prestigious Scuola del Libro Artistic High School. In 1972 he became a graphic design professor at Udine’s Art School, a position he held until 2006.
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In the same year he opened his printing workshop in Udine, where he worked for famous artists such as Santomaso, Vedova, Pizzinato, Greco, Zigaina, Castellani, Fazzini, Dorazio and many more. His workshop became a reference point for the art world, where he produced and promoted the art of engraving holding meetings, courses and also publishing the magazine “Bon à tirer”. In 1994 he opened Stamperia d’Arte Albicocco, which would go on to work with major contemporary artists, in Italy and abroad. Every year, for more than 25 years, the workshop’s headquarters located in via Ermes in Colloredo (Udine) host a monographic exhibition dedicated to the atelier’s collaboration with artists and master engravers, thus introducing into the Italian scene an unparalleled exhibit project in terms of quality and continuity. In 2013 the Friuli Venezia Giulia region paid homage to the Stamperia sponsoring the exhibition dedicated to the Udine-based workshop at Villa Manin: 200 engravings, signed by 60 artists, testified to the range of Albicocco’s work.
On that same year, Gianluca Albicocco joined the workshop, working alongside his father as a printer and promoter of graphic culture. Among their most remarkable projects are the 12 carborundum engravings, three-by-six feet wide, printed in 2016 for Jannis Kounellis, master of Arte Povera (literally “poor art”). In October 2020 in Rosazzo (Udine), Albicocco opened “Fuor di Misura”, an exhibition showcasing 25 large scale copperplate engravings resulting from the collaboration between the Stamperia and some of the great Masters of our time.