5th Edition (year 2006) – National Drawing Competition - Illustrator

Illustrator: Alessandro Sanna

Illustrator: Alessandro Sanna

Via Giacomo Puccini 15, 46035 Ostiglia (MN)
Tel. 339 61 56 329 - info@alessandrosanna.com
www.alessandrosanna.com 

Alessandro Sannawas born in 1975, he lives and works in Ostiglia (Mantova).
He got qualification at l'Istituto Superiore di Design in Verona.


He has illustrated books written by David Grossman, Italo Calvino, Roberto Piumini, Gianni Rodari, Vivian Lamarque.
He realizes illustrated books as author both of the texts and the images. In this way he succeeded in printing his interpretation of Don Quixote for the famous publishing house “Tre Lune”.
In 2006 Alessandro won Premio Andersen for category “the best art made book” with the book “Hai mai visto Mondrian?
In 2007, for Corraini, his unique art book was published in co-edition with Centre Pompidou in Paris: “Mostra di pittura”.
Since 2007 he has begun an important collaboration with Einaudi for which he paints covers, the catalogue and the promotion image of this publishing house.
He works as illustrator for “Il Sole24ore
Since 2007 he has realized precious Graphic Novels for Leopoldo Bloom edition “Quel diavolo di Nuvolari” dramatized by Davide Bregola; in 2008 Alessandro Sanna  created the graphic novel (so defined by the critic Giulio Cesare Cucciolini) only with images, titled “Il Bosco
From April 2008 to August of the same year, Sanna had an important personal exhibition of Biblioteca Multimediale Arturo loria di Carpi titled “Alessandro Sanna graphic storyteller”.

He teaches training courses for teachers on creativity as well as painting and drawing work-shops in schools and libraries all over Italy.
He takes part in collective and personal exhibitions.

Books by Alessandro Sanna:

  • L'orchestre du chat noir, Grandir 2002
  • Mio caro Van Gogh, Artebambini 2003
  • Blue ciel - Il blu di Gabo, Lirabelle 2004
  • Les chiffres des Claire di Chiara Scurani, Grandir 2004
  • Une promenade sur la plage, Grandir 2004
  • Giotto sarà pittore, Officina blu 2005
  • Hai mai visto Mondrian?, Artebambini 2005 (Premio Andersen 2006)
  • Mostra di pittura, Corraini 2007
  • Ti disegno un cuore, Einaudi ragazzi 2007
  • Quel diavolo di Nuvolari, Leopoldo Bloom Editore 2007
  • Il Bosco, Leopoldo Bloom Editore 2008

Illustrated books by Alessandro Sanna:

  • Il duello di David Grossman, Mondadori 2001
  • Il re in bicicletta di Nadia Bellini, Jaca Book 2001
  • Manolito on the road di Elvira Lindo, Mondadori 2002
  • Manolito e l'imbecille di Elvira Lindo, Mondadori 2003
  • A sbagliare le storie di Gianni Rodari, Emme 2003
  • La Peppina sul comò di AA. VV., Tre lune edizioni 2003
  • Correre, saltare, lanciare e leggere. I giochi olimpici da Olimpia ad Atene di Grazia Gotti, Federica Iacobelli, Fabbri 2004
  • Poesie di ghiaccio di Vivian Lamarque, Einaudi ragazzi, 2004
  • Cappuccetto rosso di Roberto Piumini, EL, 2005
  • Don Chisciotte e la risoluta volontà del sogno, Tre lune edizioni 2005
  • A inventare i numeri di Gianni Rodari, Emme 2006
  • La journée de Madame Galine di Anne Noisier, Grandir 2006 (tr. in provenzale, La jornada de Dòna Galina, Opdoto-Grandir, 2006)
  • Virgiglio cavallo vermiglio di Davide Bregola, Tre lune edizioni 2006
  • Ciao di Alfredo Stoppa, Falzea 2007
  • Mila di Elena Molisani, Lirabelle 2007
  • L'uccel Bel verde e altre fiabe italiane di Italo Calvino, Mondadori 2007