Andrea Baruffi was born in Lizzano in Belvedere (outskirts of Bologna), Italy in 1949.

He attended the art secondary school in Bologna and proceeded to obtain his degree in architecture from the University of Florence1975.

Two years later Baruffi moved to New York, where he quickly attained recognition as a Graphic Illustrator working for important newspaper and magazine companies, including: The New York Times, Daily News, Newsweek, Time, Business Week, and Fortune.

He also worked with some of the most important advertising agencies in America, such as Young and Rubicam, Grey Advertising, Ogilvy and Mather, J.W. Thompson.

His excellence and creativity as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator earned him an international recognition as well as several distinctive awards, amongst them, Dover Corp. Annual Report, The Ryder Corporation as well as the National Campaign for Artemide USA and Blue Cross Shield (Health Insurance Co.)

In 1991 Baruffi began using digital imagery for his work but it was not until 1993 that he chose to devote exclusively to the art of painting. Since then, the artist has participated in many art fairs and contemporary art exhibitions, amongst them are the solo-exhibit at Gubbio (Palazzo dei Consoli), Bologna (L’Ariete arte contemporanea), Milan, Venice (Galleria Santo Stefano).

In addition he has taken part in collective European exhibitions like Artissima (Turin), Miart (Milan), Museum (Parma), ArtWien (Vienna).

He has created two pieces, using graphics and painting, for the new building of the Cardio-surgery and Pedriatic Cardiology Department of S. Orsola Hospital (Bologna).