BIOGRAPHY: Trento Cionini

Trento Cionini was born in Urbania, Pesaro, Italy, on 23 April 1919. He went to the Arts Academy in Urbino where he studied wood cutting, and then he went to the Academy in Rome. He worked from 1940 to 1957 for the Government Printing Works in Italy, but during that time engraved only one stamp for his native Italy. It was also his first attempt at stamp engraving. In 1957 he went to work for the Bank of Italy.

While Cionini's engraving was initially heavily influenced by the Baiardi style, i.e. very fine and light lines, he would later experiment with a more contrast-rich style of engraving, which is especially obvious when comparing his banknote portraits.

You will find Trento Cionini's database HERE.