Emanuele Luzzati, Italy (1972)
Emanuele Luzzati studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne. He was a painter, illustrator, graphic designer and ceramicist. After graduating he began his creative activity in Albisola, designing wall...Read full biography
Luzzati studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne. After graduating he began his creative activity in Albisola, designing wall panels and unique pieces that allowed him to win the first prize for ceramics in Cannes (1955) and the Rosa d’Oro (1979). He designed approximately 200 stage sets for plays, operas and ballets, in Italy and abroad. In some cases he also produced programmes and posters for these performances. In the 1960s, he turned his attention towards illustrations and animated films. The best known, La gazza ladra and Pulcinella, received two Oscar nominations. The Museo Luzzati, showing his oeuvre, is located in his hometown of Genoa. His interest in the emotional and cultural world of childhood led him to write and illustrate some books for children in which the world of art and play merge perfectly. In the context of visual communication he was mainly involved in publishing and experimental graphics, exhibiting in 1972 at the Venice Biennial.