Antonio di Tommaso
Antonio Di Tommaso was born 13th January 1945 in Frisa (Chieti), Italy.
In 1962 Di Tommaso graduated from the Institute of Art of Lanciano. In that same year he enrolled in the “School of Sculpture” at the Academy of the Belle Arti directed by the Professors Antonio Berti and Giulio Pierucci. Di Tommaso completed his sculpture studies in 1966 and thencontinued his studies at the Academy of the Belle Arti attending courses in painting taught by Primo Conti and Goffredo Trovarelli (1966 – 1969).
In Florence, Di Tommaso attended the studios and workshops of leading artists such as Mario Moschi, Arnaldo Miniati, Silvio Polloni, Quinto Martini, Gualtiero Nativi, Marcello Tommasi, Jorio Vivarel and others. Working alongside these skilled artists, Di Tommaso truly developed his sculpture techniques in particular working with various materials such as terracotta, ceramic, wax, wood, bronze, iron, plaster and marble.
Alongside his creative activities, Di Tommaso has always taught art. Di Tommaso began his art teaching career in the state high schools of Lucca and Florence. Di Tommaso ended his teaching career in the Sculpture Department of the Academy of Belle Arti where he taught from 1992 to 2012.
Di Tommaso is the President of Sculpture of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno.
He lives in Florence and works in his studio in Via de’ Pepi 15r, in the Santa Croce neighbourhood of Florence.