tullio d'albisola

A Multifaceted Artist

In the years of his involvement with the Italian Futurist Movement, Tullio d'Albisola worked as a sculptor, using both ceramic and bronze or aluminium. He was a photographer and a painter, he composed futurist verses and published the famous "Litolatte" with texts of his own and from F. T. Marinetti, with illustrations by Bruno Munari.

While still very young he participated in numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad, achieving considerable success with audiences and critics. He also had the merit of encouraging the emergence of modern ceramics in Albissola, thanks to his catalysing personality that had the foresight to welcome the artistic avant-garde in his house-cum-workshop-cum-showroom: Casa Mazzotti, currently headquarters of the Ceramiche Mazzotti firm. After the futurist interlude, which earned him the pseudonym of “Tullio d'Albisola” coined by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Tullio's artistic activity continued; he kept painting under the influence of futurism, while he evolved towards informal sculpture and ceramic.

Tullio d'Albisola, the Poet

Alongside sculpture and painting, Tullio wrote numerous poems, publishing several poetry books or small ceramic anthologies with the introduction in verse. Among his many writings can be mentioned:

  • "L'Anguria Lirica" (1933), tin lithography, with preface by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.
  • "L'Incidente" (1935), with illustrations by Nino Strada.
  • "AAA 500.000 Urgonmi, Poema d'Amore (1936), with preface by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.
  • "Le Streghe", Ligurian folktales (1950), with illustrations by Nino Strada.
  • "Medeo", rime of the ancient dock worker (1961), with illustrations by Nino Strada.
  • "Amore del Gran Fuoco" (1962).
  • "L'Asino di Carlinetto", village tale (1965), with illustrations by Nino Strada.




Tullio d'Albisola (1961). "Medeo", rime of the ancient dock worker.

Illustration for "Medeo" poem by Nino Strada.