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Romolo Bulla

Romolo Bulla was born in Rome in 1947 from a long generation of art printers who found their roots in Paris in 1818. At the early age of 14, he starts working side by side with his father Roberto in the family lithographic atelier which has been for many years one of the main reference point for artists coming from all over the world. During his formative years he actively collaborated in the graphic production of the prints made by artists such as Giorgio de Chirico, Toti Scialoja, Renato Guttuso, Giulio Turcato, Achille Perilli, Renzo Vespignani, Carla Accardi, Antonio Sanfilippo, Tano Festa, Mario Schifano, Piero Dorazio, Mino Maccari, Pericle Fazzini, Gastone Novelli, Lucio Fontana, Massimo Campigli, Antonio Corpora, Maria Lai, Bice Lazzari, Piero Guccione, Fausto Pirandello, Antonino Virduzzo, Giacomo Manzù, Emilio Greco, Romas Viesulas, Antoni Tàpies, Andre Masson, Anne and Patrick Poirer.

In 1976 he was offered the chair of Special Graphic Techniques, which he will held alternatively between the Academy of Fine Arts de l ‘Aquila and the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome until 2014. Parallel to teaching, he continues to work at the family atelier in the production of fine art editions. During his career as a printer he also publishes artists books made in collaboration with the artists of his generation such as Piero Pizzi Cannella, Sandro Chia, Gianni Dessì, Domenico Bianchi, Bruno Ceccobelli, Paolo Gioli, Enrico Pulsoni, Roberto Pace, Carl Andre and Ana Mendieta. Books which were presented in 2013 at the Casa della Letterature in Rome.

In 1989 Romolo and Rosalba Bulla take over the reins of the family atelier so becoming the sixth generation running the studio. In those years they explored new printing techniques such as woodcut, pochoir and monotype and, thanks to the collaboration with artists the Bulla’s atelier becomes a place of experimentation. Artists such as Jannis Kounellis, Enzo Cucchi, Mimmo Paladino, Gianni Dessì, Giacinto Cerone, Luigi Ontani, Carla Accardi, Nunzio, Marco Tirelli, Domenico Bianchi, Aldo Mondino, Giosetta Fioroni, Stefano Di Stasio, Paolo Canevari, Titina Maselli, Maurizio Mochetti, Marisa Mertz, Giovanni Anselmo, George Baselitz, Sean Scully, Robert Barry, Jim Dine, Ettore Sottsass, David Salle.

He collaborated respectively, in 2001 at the roman Accademia di San Luca and in 2018 at Palazzo Poli – Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, in the production of two exhibitions aimed at tracing the years of activity of the Bulla’s atelier.

In 2021, the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, with the direction of Cecilia Casorati, awarded Romolo Bulla the position of Professor Emeritus for the commitment he had during his teaching years.