Ugo Baracco was born in Padova in 1949, into a family deeply rooted in the arts. In the early 1970s. He moved to Venice to attend the Accademia delle Belle Arti. During his time as a student, he began painting landscapes and portraits. Baracco soon began experimenting with etching, aquatint, aqua fortis and mezzotint, meanwhile perfecting his own printmaking technique.
Fascinated with the beauty of his surroundings, he began to study the Venice-inspired work of great Venetian artists like Canaletto, Guardi and Piranesi. Their traditional influence and masterful techniques are visible his work.
Baracco has earned international recognition as a master printmaker exhibiting in Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia, Russia, and in the United States. He has received many prestigious awards and his work is included in many public and private collections in the United States and abroad.
Baracco’s theme is the city of Venice, His record of Venice serves as a monument to this city, just as Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s engravings are a monument to Rome.