Biography

1942
Born Dublin, Ireland.
Showed a rare talent for figurative art and portraiture from an early age.
1960/80
Combined his studies at the National College of Art in Ireland while creating a successful hospitality business.
1990/2000
Reignited his deep commitment to art, retiring from business to study and practice the techniques of the Renaissance Masters in Florence.
2000/2024
Recognising that his true gift was sculpture, he established his studio in Florence, where he continues to display his remarkable originality and versatility.
In 2021 he was awarded the Fra Angelico-Giotto Award for his contribution to Art and Culture in Tuscany.

At the origin of every one of his pieces, even before they are brought into being, is an inexhaustible need for authenticity.

Giovanni Faccenda
“Di Cuore”, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, 2013.
Paddy Campbell at work