Antonio Manzi was born in Montella, near Avellino, on 15th March 1953. In 1957 he moved to Florence, where he still lives and works.
Self-taught, Manzi began painting at a very young age, his extraordinary talent evident in his powerful brush strokes and bold lines. After an initial period dominated mainly by drawing and engraving, with extensive use of the dry point technique, he went on to become exceptionally skilled first in majolica and then in large and small bronzes and marbles. Over the years, engraving and collages. Lately he has directed his creative energies towards a series of luminous paintings in a welter of magnetic, explosive colours.
Antonio Manzi has a dedicated museum near Florence and his artworks can be found in many public collection and location in Tuscany and all over Italy.