Natale Addamiano was born in Bitetto (Bari) on May 12, 1943.
In 1968, Addamiano moved to Milan to enroll in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera where he graduated in painting in 1972. In 1971, he held his first solo exhibition at the Galleria Solferino (Milan) where he exhibited thirty paintings from the series Diari notturni (“Nocturnal Diaries”). This exhibition was documented in a catalogue by Giorgio Seveso. In 1972, Addamiano exhibited at the Galleria A-Dieci (Padua) and, in 1973, a solo exhibition with his large paintings was installed at the Galleria La Bussola (Bari). In 1974, the artist exhibited at the Galleria Il Modulo (Francavilla a Mare). That same year, Pietro Marino invited him to the XXV Premio Michetti and the collective exhibition “Immaginazione e Realtà,” at the Pinacoteca Provinciale, in Bari.
From 1976 to 2007, Addamiano was a professor of Painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, and in those years he launched a collaboration with the printing house La Spirale (Milan), realizing a series of lithographs, engravings and etchings. From 1977 onward, he has unceasingly devoted himself to the study en plein air.