figure of the art of engraving in Italy,
was born in 1932 in
Soresina – a village just outside Cremona.
She began engraving in 1954 experimenting with etching, a technique she never
abandoned for the rest of her life. In
1966 she began to embark on a densely packed programme of cultural trips that
took her to the most important European capitals, and to countries where the
art of engraving is less deeply rooted. This was also the year in which she matured
the conviction that engraving was the technique in which she expressed herself
most effectively and started to apply herself exclusively to this art form,
producing over eight hundred different subjects. Between 1954 and 2008, Federica
engraved over eight hundred plates with a focus on three principal themes:
landscapes, trees and cityscapes. Her passion for nature, combined with a
capacity to bring forth its most enchanting aspects, are revealed in over one
hundred plates. Federica Galli passed away on 6 February 2009 and entrusted her artistic
legacy to a Foundation bearing her name, which was set up on 17 July 2009 in Milan.