Vaccari news reported on 20 June the passing away of Francesco Tulli, a tireless artist and stamp designer, who worked at the Istituto poligrafico e zecca dello stato (translated freely as National Printing House and State Mint) between 1952 and 1998, and produced sixty stamps of Italy and Vatican City between the 1970s until as late as into the euro period.
Francesco Tulli was born in 1932. He graduated from l’Accademia di belle arti di Roma (the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome) as a painter and engraver. He died at the age of 89.
[photo credits: Vaccari news]