In 1959 Maria Luigia Guaita founded Il Bisonte printing press with an adjoining gallery of the same name.
Major artists of the period were invited to create lithographs and engravings, both techniques that had until then not been appreciated.
After the flood in 1966, the printers became more open to international collaborations with Moore, Calder, Sutherland, Matta, Lipchitz, Tamayo, exceptionally Pablo Picasso and many others who worked alongside great local artists such as Soffici, Carrà, Severini and Magnelli.
Work continues today at Il Bisonte as a specialist training centre for graphic art, as a cultural centre and as a printers, while temporary exhibitions are held in the gallery. The works of art donated by artists and friends and a valuable collection of prints are on show.
Via San Niccolò 24/r, Firenze? Tel. (+39) 055 2342585 www.ilbisonte.it firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com