Lorenzo Quinn

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Lorenzo Quinn (born May 7, 1966) is a contemporary Italian sculptor and former actor. He is the eighth son of actor Anthony Quinn.

Biography

Lorenzo Quinn was born on 7 May 1966 in Rome, Italy, the son of Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn and his wife Iolanda (nee Addolori). Quinn was raised in the United States and Italy and presently lives in Barcelona in Spain. He began practicing art as a painter in the early 1980s when he enrolled at the American Academy of Fine Arts in New York City. In 1988 he married Giovanna Cicutto and the family moved to Spain.

Acting

Quinn professionally acted in the late 1980s, portraying the young Italian violin maker Antonio Stradivari in the 1988 Italian film Stradivari, directed by Giacomo Battiato. Quinn’s father Anthony starred in the same production as the adult Stradivari. Quinn subsequently played the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí in Dalí, alongside English actress Sarah Douglas portraying his wife Gala. Quinn won the best new actor award at the Biarritz Film Festival for his work on Dalí.

Exhibitions

Volare at Cadogan Place, London, England
In the early 2000s Quinn made the decision to abandon his acting career to instead devote himself entirely to art.

Quinn’s public art includes Encounters, commissioned by Fundatur and donated to Mallorca in 2003. It is now situated in Palma de Mallorca. Further works are on display at King Edward’s Wharf – Creation, Volare and Crossing a Millennium – with their characteristic focus on the hand, the human form, and the circle.

The exhibition Equilibrium took place in November 2009, coinciding with the installation of Give and Take III in Berkeley Square for six months. Included in the show were several new sculptures, including What Came First? (male and female forms lying in egg-shaped hemispheres) and Home Sweet Home (a marble woman cocooned in barbed wire).

Quinn’s Forces of Nature series of sculptures have been displayed in England, Italy, the United States, Singapore, and Monaco.