Marcello Diotallevi was born April 24, 1942 in Fano, Italy. He lived in Rome for many years and worked at the Vatican restoration workshop. His artistic career began in the early seventies as painter and sculptorer. Towards the end of the seventies he took his first steps into Mail Art and Visual Poetry. In over thirty years of ongoing activity, he has contributed to books and Italian and foreign magazines. He made one-man-exhibitions in big cities in Italy and took part in collective exhibitions all over the world. Since 1974 he has been living in Fano.