He attended the Academy from Verona,
where he eventually met Mosé Bianchi, director from 1899. he
devoted to advertising graphics and to illustrations, thus
becoming famous. At the beginning he worked mainly in
Verona, where he realized the posters for the Big Horse
Fair and for the lyrical seasons of Arena. He worked out a
style with a flimsy and ironic note, inspired to Belle
contributed to several magazines : “Varietas”, “Il Secolo
XX”, “L’Illustrazione italiana”, “La Lettura”, “La
During the First World War he realized a series of postcards
with military theme that were distributed to the soldiers.
After the war he was given the task of designing advertising
posters, postcards and other graphic materials for the major
factories in Lombardia – among which Pirelli, Atala, Campari,
Cinzano – and he realized those works showing some influence
1923 to 1927 he dealt with one sheets, catalogues, postcards
for Fiat, Turin.
most appreciated works of Codognato are the ones in which
the theme of speed has been touched, these works have a
strong expressive force.
works of his are at the Salce Collection in Treviso and at Raccolta
Bertarelli in Milan.
( translation by Irene De Angelis