Ernesto Saracchi (born 1948) is a well-known Italian painter and printmaker, born in Magenta in Lombardy, where he lives and works. He graduated as a graphic photographer at the Rizzoli School in Milan, and later completed his artistic studies at the Art School of the Sforzesco Castle in Milan. Subsequently he attended the international courses of engraving and lithography at the Raphael Academy in Urbino. He started drawing and painting at an early age. His first prints date back to 1966 and he had a particular interest in the drypoint technique. He has exhibited extensively in Italy and abroad since about 1970 including at Cànem Gallery, Castellon, Spain 1993; Civic Library Palazzo Sormani, Milan 1996; IV National Biennial of Engraving 1999; and in many other shows internationally including in the United States, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland. A comprehensive book on his prints, titled ‘Ernesto Saracchi Engravings 1966-1999’ was published in 2001. His work is also represented in public collections.