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Alberto Coppini

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Alberto Coppini was born in Florence in 1962. When he is ten he begins to attend the workshop of Giochetti Giancarlo named Puccio. Here he learns how to work metals and he starts manufacturing fish and birds in different shapes. He attends the Porta Romana Institute of Art in Florence and he takes part in different competitions organized by the city of Florence where he is awarded three first prizes in sculpture.

In various occasions he represents the city of Florence and Italy abroad. He exhibits in personal and collective art shows in different countries: USA, UK, Japan, France, Germany and Switzerland. In 1982 he wins the “Jungend Gelstattet, Bayern Muenchen” prize. His works are exhibited in the Gallery of Italian Modern Art in London, in the Museum of Metals in Sapporo, in the Alfa Romeo museum in Arese(Milan), in the Borromeo Park in Cesano Maderno (Milan) and in the Argin Grosso Church in Florence. In 2004 he creates the first national monument dedicated to the fly fisher in Castel di Sangro (AQ).

His passion for fishing originates on the banks of the River Arno, where he was born, and later he begins to dedicate himself to fly fishing. He is been fishing for fifteen years and he has  travelled to many countries using different fly fishing techniques. He is particularly fond of the Atlantic Salmon. Each remarkable catch is photographed, measured, released and realistically reproduced.

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