Antonio Sgarbossa


Antonio Sgarbossa was born in Fontaniva, near Venice, in 1945. At the age of 11 his parents directed him towards an artistic career through apprenticeship in a local ceramic laboratory. There he mastered the use of paintbrushes by decorating ceramics and later on he discovered the oil paint, that led him to participate in several collective exhibitions in Italy.

In 1971 he moved to Switzerland where he met with experienced swiss painters who introduced him to the academic portrait tradition. In 1977, back in Fontaniva, he opened a ceramic laboratory and started modelling sculptures. During the eighties he perfectioned his abilities and techniques and participated in several national and international events. He later partnered with the Rotini art gallery in Livorno, which promoted his works to a large audience, qualifying him as a successful artist. In the last 20 years Antonio Sgarbossa has displayed meaningful solo exhibitions and partnered with different art galleries in Italy and abroad.