A figure of great significance in the Italian art world, Luciano Vistosi was born in Venice on February 24 1931, growing up on the island of Murano where his family owned glassworks that produced industrial products. Inspired by the family business, Vistosi's first one-man exhibition took place in 1968 at the Alfieri Gallery in Venice.
Primarily focusing on blown glass, his first large sculptures were created in the glasswork furnaces in the early 1970s. Iconic and well known, Some of the most famous Italian photographers such as Ugo Mulas, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Paolo Monti and Franco Fontana have interpreted the innovative character of his work with their pictures. He currently resides in Venice and works in his atelier on Murano.