Ezio Gribaudo biography




Ezio Gribaudo was a Italian artist eclectic and multifaceted, as well as a renowned art publisher. Born in Turin in 1929, he trained at the Brera Academy and later at the Faculty of Architecture of the Turin Polytechnic.

Since the beginning of his career, Ezio Gribaudo has had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most important personalities in modern and contemporary art, including Chagall, de Chirico, Fontana, Peggy Guggenheim, Miró It is Moore.

His artistic and professional career develops in parallel with his work as an art editor. Ezio Gribaudo puts together a select group of renowned artists and develops editorial ideas of great impact, which in turn influence his own artistic production. He collaborates with important publishing houses such as Fratelli Pozzo, Fabbri Editori, Garzanti, Einaudi and UTET, creating volumes of great value. One of his most significant projects was the direction of the Great Monographs Fabbri Editori, publishing thirty-four artists, including Bacon, Botero, Burri, Duchamp, Guttuso, Manzù It is Savinio.

In addition to his work as a publisher, Ezio Gribaudo also distinguishes himself as a promoter of important cultural events in the field of visual arts. In 1976, he organized an exhibition of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection at the Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna in Turin, and in 1978 he curated the show-show "Coucou Bazar" for Jean Dubuffet at the Promotrice delle Belle Arti, an event organized on behalf of FIAT.

Ezio Gribaudo's artistic production embraces different media and techniques, ranging from graphics to sculpture and painting. Initially, he devoted himself to the creation of flan It is logogrifi, using typographical tools and journalistic production waste. Logogrifi, typographical impressions made without the use of ink, became his main means of expression and earned him the prize for graphics at the XXXIII Venice Biennale in 1966.

Subsequently he broadened his pictorial interests to include multiple materials and techniques, creating works ranging from white monochromatism to works created with the collage technique. His artistic production is characterized by a careful relationship between text and image, with the use of literary and journalistic texts treated as works of art.

Ezio Gribaudo's works have been exhibited in important museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art of New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection It is Ca' Pesaro of Venice, the Decorative Arts Museum of Paris and many others. In Italy, his works are present in museums such as the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome, the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts and the National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento in Turin, the Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto and the Catania Academy of Fine Arts.

Ezio Gribaudo has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Pannunzio Prize in 2003, the Tigullio Award in 2009 and theIIC (Italian Institute of Culture) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Meritorious of Culture and held the role of President of the Accademia Albertina in Turin from 2003 to 2005, remaining then honorary president. His artistic and publishing legacy remains a significant contribution to the world of art and culture. Ezio Gribaudo has left an indelible mark on contemporary art, thanks to his extraordinary ability to combine art publishing with personal artistic expression, creating a unique and unmistakable visual language.

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