Villi Bossi

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Villi Bossi
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Villi Bossi
Born (1939-11-08)8 November 1939
Muggia, Italy
Nationality Italian
Known for Sculpture

Villi Bossi (born 8 November 1939) is an Italian sculptor.

Born at Muggia, near Trieste, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa under the scholarship of Lodovico Caraventa.

He attended the "Free School of Figure" directed by Nino Perizi at the Revoltella Museum in Trieste. From 1964 on, he held several exhibits, both exclusive ones and not, showing up his ability with various materials, including different types of wood and, in particular, sandstone and marble. In 1995 a large sculpture in Laas marble of his was placed in a park of Dresden (Germany).

In 2004, Villi Bossi sculpted a large "Venetian Lyon" for the Assicurazioni Generali, which is also the logo of this major insurance company, placed in the neighbourhood of Padua, starting from a large block of stone, sized 8 cubic meters. He took part to several International Symposia of Sculpture: Prilep (Macedonia, 1976, 1982), Lipica (Slovenia, 1980), Jockgrim (Germany, 1989), Kandel (Germany, 1993), Germersheim (Germany, 1997),[1] Pirmasens (Germany, 1998),[2] Portorose (Slovenia, 1999), Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2006). Between 1964 and 2015, he held 35 personal exhibits in Austria and in various Italian cities. His work was reviewed by Giulio Montenero, Enzo Santese, Marianna Accerboni and Boris Petkovski, among others.

Bossi lives and works at the medieval Castle of Muggia.

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