Famous Testimonials
Fabriano paper is everywhere: in schools, homes and offices; on shelves and in drawers; in pockets, bags and wallets. It is part of everyday life for young and old alike, in Italy and throughout the world. Sometimes, though – quite often, to tell the truth – Fabriano has also encountered some truly extraordinary women and men, who have put its paper to uses that are at once unique and universal, whether in the field of art, literature, or publishing, or indeed in the making of history itself.

Here are some of the illustrious names of men and women who have left their mark on a sheet of Fabriano paper.

Francis Bacon
1909 – 1992, artist


Francis Bacon (1909-1992), the internationally famous Irish-born British painter who was among the most influential artists...

Ludwig van Beethoven
1770 – 1827, composer


Among the uses of paper Fabriano could not miss an art of primary importance: music. In a recently published...

Giambattista Bodoni
1740 – 1813, typographer


Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) is famous for being the “Prince of Typographers”, but he was also an engrave, printer and publisher...

Michelangelo Buonarroti
1475 – 1564, artist


In spite of the political strife that afflicted this era, during the Renaissance paper production in Fabriano continued to grow in quality...

Antonio Canova
1757 – 1822, sculptor


Antonio Canova (1757-1822), another famous client of Cartiere Fabriano, is famous throughout the world for his neoclassical...

Gabriele D’Annunzio
1863 – 1938, poet


Olga Brunner Levi, a singer and pianist from Trieste, met the ‘poet-prophet’ in June 1916, when a little over thirty, at Palazzo Giustiniani...

Federico Fellini
1920 – 1993, film director


«Why do I draw the characters in my films? …It is a way of first looking the film in the face, to see what type it is; an effort to fix on something...

Giuseppe Garibaldi
1807 – 1882, patriot


The history books recall and celebrate the general and patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) for his contribution to the Unity of Italy...

Bruno Munari
1907 – 1998, designer


Bruno Munari (1907-1998), artist, illustrator and designer, a true master whose appeal stretches well beyond the art world...

Georgia O’Keeffe
1887 – 1986, artist


Many American artists and photographers of the twentieth century worked with Fabriano paper. Among them were John Marin...

Francesco Rosaspina
1762 – 1841, engraver


The engraver Francesco Rosaspina appreciated Fabriano paper. He wrote it in a letter dated 7 July 1820, in which he describes...

Raffaello Sanzio
1483 – 1520, artist


Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520) used Fabriano paper.  This is confirmed by the recurrence of watermarks recognized as from the paper mills...

Fabriano respects and values cultural heritage and, consequently, makes every reasonable effort to protect the intellectual property rights of third parties. If you feel you have any rights on the images and texts used by Fabriano, we invite you to immediately report it to the following email address mail@fabriano.com. Fabriano will take care of the request as soon as possible.