Contemporary Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn is a leading figurative sculptor whose work is inspired by such masters as Michelangelo, Bernini and Rodin. Exhibited internationally, his monumental public art and smaller, more intimate pieces transmit his passion for eternal values and authentic emotions. He is best known for expressive recreations of human hands. He asserts. ‘The hand has been the basis for humanity’s evolution and holds the power to communicate, to give, to receive, to love, to hate, to create and to destroy.’
Born on 7 May 1966 in Rome to the Mexican American actor Anthony Quinn and Jolanda Addolori, Quinn’s childhood was split between Italy and the United States of America. His father had a profound influence on him, both in terms of living in the limelight of the film world and with respect to Anthony’s early work in painting and architecture.
Quinn studied at the American Academy of Fine Arts in New York, planning to be a Surrealist painter. However, aged 21 he decided that his future lay in sculpture, which could better accommodate his energy and originality. Quinn’s work appears in many private collections throughout the world and has been exhibited internationally throughout the past two decades.
Season 2 of the My Modern Met Top Artist podcast wraps up by chatting with acclaimed sculptor Lorenzo Quinn.