About the Book
Rino Giannini was born in Pietrasanta (Lu) in 1939 and grew up in the surroundings of the working of marble. After various experiences, he decided to dedicate his time to sculpture and received a diploma from the Art Institute of Pietrasanta. As a professional sculptor, he obtained many important commissions amongst which is notable the portrait of Father Ciampicon for the Church Chiesa Dei Servi di Maria di Massa, four sculptures of Oranti for a chapel of a cemetery of Staglieno (Ge), the official portrait of Federico Milkovich, founder of the U.I.L.M.D., the portrait of Henry Laurens for the Historical Society of Charlestown and the Madonna with Child for the House of the young child of Seycelles, the monument for the commercial area of Seano (Prato) and the commemorative sculpture of Mr. Moulin and Charles De Gaulle for Cannes in the French Riviera. In 1975 he was invited to teach and became professor of the course entitled "Techniques of marble" in the School of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, where he taught for twenty years. Today the artist continues to sculpt in his studio entitled the Superior School of Sculpture of Pietrasanta. Giannini is also an organizer and curator of artistic events, and he was invited to sculpt in symposiums and other manife-stations of figurative nature in all the world (France, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and the United States). /// Rino Giannini nasce a Pietrasanta (Lu) nel 1939 ed è cresciuto nell’ambiente della lavorazione del marmo. Dopo varie esperienze, si è indirizzato verso la scultura, diplomandosi alla Scuola d'Arte di Pietrasanta.
Danielle Villicana is an American artist, artist agent and curator. She is the founder and president of Villicana D'Annibale, Inc. and artistic director of Via Cavour 85 in Arezzo. Born in San Francisco and raised in Pasadena and Laguna Beach, she earned a B.A in Art history and the Visual Arts from Occidental College in 1994 and a Diploma in Painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome in 2006. Danielle has been actively promoting contemporary art and culture with her husband light designer Maurizio D'Annibale since 2010, organizing approximately 100 exhibits and numerous cultural events as well as artist catalogues and monographs. She currently lives between Arezzo, Italy and Pasadena, California.