Massa Carrara 1885 – Roma 1966

He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where he was a pupil of Guglielmo Ciardi and Ettore Tito. Poster designer, illustrator and painter, Tito Corbella has worked in the fields of advertising, cinema and portrait.

In 1914 the painter and director Enrico Guazzoni opened a printing house in Rome, where he created a center for the production of film posters. Among the collaborators are the painters Tito Corbella, Anselmo Ballester, Cambellotti and Luigi Martinati. He will share a studio in Rome with Martinati in the 1930s.

Corbella became known for her series of postcards of elegant women, couples in love and portraits of actresses. One of the exceptions to this frivolous and colorful phase is the series of six postcards illustrating the story of the English nurse Edith Cavell (1865-1915), sentenced to death by the Germans during the First World War. The trial, the execution and finally Edith Cavell’s triumph over death, because the humanitarian spirit survives.