Emanuele Luzzati

Emanuele Luzzati

Emanuele Luzzati was born on June 3, 1921 in Genoa, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for La Gazza Ladra (1964), Pulcinella (1973) and Al? Bab? (1971). He died on January 26, 2007 in Genoa.

He is famous for his colorful, dreamlike sets featuring figures and landscapes that seem to come from fairy tales.

He was born into a Jewish family. When Mussolini’s government passed race laws in 1938, Luzzati moved to Switzerland and attended a fine arts school.

After the war, he returned to Italy and began his career as a set designer in Milan. In the 1950s, he concentrated on bas-reliefs and columns. He also created illustrations for children’s books, paintings, sculptures, and decor for cruise ships.