Alberto Coppini's Biography
Alberto Coppini was born in Florence on 15/04/1962. At 10, he joins the workshop of the master Giachetti Giancarlo called Puccio, whre he learns the art of metalworking and starts reproducing fish and birds of different shapes.
He attends the Art Institute of Porta Romana in Florence. On several occasions he represents the City of Florence and Italy abroad. He participates in solo and group exhibitions in many contries around the world: The United States, England, Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland.
In 1982 he is awarded the "Jugend Gelstattet, Bayern Munchen" prize for his work "Fishbone". His works are exhibited at the gallery of Modern Italian Art in London, the Museum of Metals in Hokkaido Sapporo, the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, Milan, at Parco Borromeo in Cesano Maderno, Milan and at the Church dell'Argin Grosso in Florence.
In 1988-89 he is awarded the "Pitti Immagine Uomo" prize with Corneliani company, wich he represents at Pitti Uomo in Florence. In 1985 he takes part in the artistic event "Fire-enze" fire in Florence, conceived and directed by Mario Mariotti (Florence) and this experience leads to the combination of sculpture and music.
In 2004 he creates the first national monument to the fly fisherman, in Castel di Sangro, L'Aquila. His collection includes Atlantic salmon and Pacific Steelhead, brown trout, Tarpon, Marlin, Sailfish and Permit.
Appointed honorary member of SIM (Italian School of Fly Fishing), in 2004 he realizes the "trophy to the Fisherman of the year".
In 2006 he participates to the twinning between the International Museum Stanislao Kuckiewicz in Castel di Sangro and the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, Vermont.
He takes part in the twinning of the rivers Sangro and Battenkill, Cambridge, NY. 2014 IGFA International Game Fish Association, Miami, Florida.
Now, when Alberto is not fishing, he tries to make his fish live again through his art... But as soon as his fish are revived, he goes fishing!