Francesco Somaini (Italian, 1926-2005)
Francesco Somaini was born in 1926 in Lomazzo, Como, Italy. He began sculpting and attended art classes as early as 1935, but was not immediately set upon a career as an artist. While studying classics and reading for doctorate in law, Somaini was an occasional student of the Academia de Brera in Milan. Known for placing a great emphasis on materials and techniques, Somaini has exhibited widely throughout Europe, and completed a number of large scale commissions.