An Italian painter associated with the Pop Art movement, Valerio Adami became known for his works which featured flat planes of color and thick, dark lines. Born in Bologna, he began studying painting at the age of ten, and originally took to painting in an expressionistic manner. However, he would eventually develop his idiosyncratic style by the 1960s. His first solo exhibition was held in 1959, in Milan, and he eventually showed in various venues in Europe and America.  Adami was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in 1986, and at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in 2010.