Agostino Cancogni was born in Forte dei Marmi (LU) on November 26, 1950. He graduated from the Art School of Carrara and, at 19, entered the Academy of Sculpture, from which he came out with full marks. He has earned numerous awards.
Endowed with conspicuous gifts and a natural talent, Cancogni has cultivated them with passionate studies of anatomy and classical drawing. He loves to practice sculpture, an ancient and visceral love derived from his father, also a sculptor, who passed through various thematic cycles from the surreal to a naturalism with a Caravaggesque imprint, today arrives at those interests of form-light-color dear to the culture of Art.
Agostino Cancogni is certainly one of the contemporary artists who have best been able to give one of the most evocative interpretations of the Tuscan landscape, in particular Versilia, a microcosm that has always been a source of inspiration for many poets and artists, first of all Gabriele D’Annunzio.
Italian Rai TV and private televisions have made extensive reports on his painting. Numerous art catalogs, magazines and newspapers have talked about him. His works can be found in private collections in Italy, and abroad, England, Germany, Arabia, Switzerland and America.