Giorgio Upiglio, engraver, printer and publisher

Milan-born engraver and printer, Giorgio Upiglio, worked with many famous artists. He handled works by De Chirico, Adami, Baj, Calder, Del Pezzo, Duchamp, Giacometti, Fontana, Lam, Morandi, Miró, Paladino, Scanavino, Man Ray, Sesma, and Vedova.

However, when asked about his relationship with these masters, he usually answers that the work he enjoyed the most was with the unknown artists who – like he continues to do – watched the best in silence, hoping to steal their secrets.

Upiglio started working in 1945 in the family business, a printer’s in Porta Vittoria, Milan, where he learned about typography, printing, lithography and engraving. His name was known all over the world by the 1960s, after he inaugurated his own shop, “Grafica Uno”. He started holding conferences and workshops about printing at various universities in the United States and Mexico; his works were showcased in exhibitions in every possible location, from Rome to Stockholm and Cologne, and were granted generous visibility in catalogs and international magazines.

Despite his success, this great craftsman refuses to stop learning. Or, rather, “stealing” the masters’ secrets.


Giorgio Upiglio, engraver, printer and publisher

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