Italian painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He settled in Paris in 1957 but divided his time between France and Italy. In later years his usual starting point was a photograph or several associated images, which he reworked, fragmented and presented in a schematic form using strong colours outlined in black lines. From 1968 to 1970 he favoured everyday themes, such as shop-windows, hotel rooms or bathrooms interiors of a clinical and disturbing cleanliness. In the early 1970s he turned to recent political events and to literary and philosophical themes for inspiration. In the mid 1970s he introduced mythological and metaphysical themes. Adami conceived of his painting as a synthesis of Western memory, a humanist quest infused with nostalgia. His most recent retrospective was held at the IVAM Centre Julio González, Valencia, in 1990.