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Emiliano Sorini (1931-1999)

Emiliano Sorini, the founder of the Sorini Studio of New York, was one of the greatest master printmakers of the Twentieth Century. He dedicated his life’s work to teaching the process of printmaking, elevating museum print rooms to prominent status and pulled editions of prints for many prominent artists, including Jackson Pollack, the Picasso estate and the Dali estate. Emiliano’s mastery of printmaking is aptly demonstrated by the magnificence and unsurpassed quality of the Millennium Impressions.

Emiliano loved his work, and considered himself fortunate to work in a field he loved and considered as a hobby as well as a career. He held in awe the great printmakers of the past and present, both analyzing and appreciating all aspects of the execution of print. His quiet personality and joy were evident whenever he viewed a unique or distinct print at a museum or gallery. In his forty years in the United States, Emiliano was proud of his work assisting print rooms in museums in gaining prominent status. Emiliano’s unfulfilled dream was to establish a Museum for Prints.

“Sorini,” as he was known by the artists with whom he collaborated, always displayed a subtle sense of humor while guiding both the tutored and untutored artist through the process of printing an edition. Although never forgetting that he was the printmaker, Emiliano would suggest a specific tone, shading or degree of sharpness in the line for the artist to consider. These same artists looked forward to their collaboration with Emiliano because they felt privileged to share and exchange ideas with a well-informed and well-read universalist – a man who will be missed by both those who knew him and those who have only heard about him.

Emiliano was born in Urbino Italy in April of 1931. He immigrated to the United States in 1959 and became an American citizen in 1962. He graduated from the Institute of Graphic Arts and was a scholarship winner for the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. He received a grant from the Ford Foundation for printmaking at the Tamarind Workshop under June Wayne, and worked in Rome for “IL Torcoliere” with Italian artists and “Castelli” Editions.

Emiliano was dedicated to teaching the process of printmaking and fostering an appreciation of the technical and aesthetic beauty of the print. He taught at Yale University, Queens College, the Pratt Graphic Arts Center in New York and the Seong Moy School in Provincetown. He also wrote a book entitled William Gropper: Catalogue Raissonne of the Etchings

Source: Intaglio Etchings

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