Tolerance and understanding in the images of Lorenzo Quinn
Contemporary Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn is a world-renowned sculptor, particularly noted for his deft use of hands to convey authentic emotion and abstract concepts such as love and faith. Quinn’s sculptures have been placed prominently in cities around the globe, including major corporate and philanthropic commissions for leading organisations. Lorenzo Quinn was born in Rome, Italy and is the son of the actor Anthony Quinn. He was raised in both the United States and Italy and presently lives in Barcelona, Spain. It was in Rome where he discovered his love for art and started out as a painter in 1982, training at the American Academy of Fine Arts in New York.
Quinn was attracted to acting where he interpreted roles such as Antonio Stradivari as the young violin maker with his father Anthony Quinn playing the elder. Quinn, having started painting, had always been an admirer of the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí and in 1991 he interpreted the Spanish artist on the big screen, alongside English actress Sarah Douglas portraying his wife Gala. Quinn achieved the best new actor award at the Biarritz Film Festival. However, it was by working in this role that Quinn decided his own career needed a change of direction and so he phased out acting to dedicate himself solely to art.