Painter and sculptor Antonio Vinciguerra was born in Livorno in 1937 and showed his talent for drawing from a very young age. Although he did not attend art school, he continued to nurture his love of art and finally dedicated himself entirely to painting in 1970. He was greatly influenced by Livornese artist Giovanni March whom he met in 1965, while a meeting with Pablo Picasso in 1959 played an important part in his artistic development.
At the beginning of the 1980s, Vinciguerra became interested in sculpture and attended artistic foundries in Pietrasanta (Lucca Province). He created his first public work for his hometown of Livorno in 1983, a bronze bas-relief for the Porta San Marco. Since then he has carried out several public works for Livorno, including the central portal on the city's cathedral, and the altar piece and bronze doors of the Church of San Jacopo.
Numerous exhibitions of Antonio Vinciguerra's works have been held both in Italy and abroad. His works can currently be seen in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, in the Frank V. de Bellis collection in San Francisco, at Montecassino Abbey (region of Lazio), and in many places and churches in Livorno.
An important exhibition of his works was held at the Granai di Villa Mimbelli, Livorno, in 2008 (see video). In 2011 (25 March - 25 April) a personal exhibition entitled Tra Silenzio e Assenza at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence.