Biography

Alberto Coppini was born in Florence on 15/04/1962.

At 10 he joins the workshop of the master Giachetti Giancarlo called Puccio , where 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.

While still very young he takes part in various competitions organized by the City of Florence, where he wins three first prizes for his sculptures.

On several occasions he represents the City of Florence and Italy abroad.

He participates in solo and group exhibitions in many countries around the world : the United States, England, Japan , France, Germany , Switzerland.

In 1982 he is awarded the “Jugend Gelstattet, Bayern München“ prize for his work “Fishbone”.

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.
A series of shows, with the creation of an opera in collaboration with various bands, give life to the performance: MUSICAIMPRESSA.

In 1988-89 he is awarded the “Pitti Immagine Uomo” prize with Corneliani company, which he represents at Pitti Uomo in Florence.

In 2004 he creates the first national monument to the fly fisherman, in Castel di Sangro, L’Aquila.

On the banks of the River Arno, where he was born, his passion for fishing begins.
Set aside for a few years he will find it again in fly fishing which has been part of his life for over fifteen years and has brought him to know many countries, waters and fish by practicing all the fly fishing techniques. Thanks to fishing, he rediscovers his roots. Each catch is photographed, measured, released and reproduced as closely to reality. His collection includes Atlantic salmon and Pacific Steel Head, brown trout, Tarpon 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.

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.

Now when he 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!!!