Marcel Fiorini, born February 23, 1922 in Guelma (Algeria) and died January 16, 2008 in Bois-le-Roi, is a non-figurative painter and a French engraver of the new School of Paris recognized particularly for new etching processes in intaglio on wood, linoleum or plaster that has developed and used since the 1950s.
Marcel Fiorini began in 1938 to paint and to experiment using etching acids and products of the pharmacy from his father for making varnish depending on the recipe of an old drug code. After graduating high school in Bone (Annaba) where it binds with Marcel Bouqueton he attended from 1940 to 1942 the School of Fine Arts of Algiers. He met Louis and Maria Manton Nallard with whom he arrived in France in 1947.
Installed first in the Paris region and Paris, Fiorini shared the friendship of Roger and Roger Chastel Bissière for whom he directed from 1952 interpretation of the engravings, as well as Jean Bertholle, Mark Tobey, Maria Elena Vieira da Silva, Jacques Villon. In 1953 he illustrated The Rose of Verona, a poem by Jean Lescure, the text is included in Thirteen poems. According to the gouaches Bissière in 1954 he engraved images and text from the Song to the sun of St. Francis of Assisi which it takes itself all events. For Jacques Villon he engraved illustrations of Laus Veneris Swinburne in 1956, baby teeth, wolf teeth of Henri Pichette in 1959, an adjournment of Andrd du Bouchet in 1960.
The importance of Marcel Fiorini in the developments of the engraving in the second half of the twentieth century is that he invented new processes, wood, linoleum or plaster intaglio, and richness of expression they allow.
The two traditional forms of printmaking.