Paolo Bigazzi was born in 1945 in Livorno, Italy. He studied at the 'Scuola del Nudo' at the Academy of Fine Art in Florence. Living a stone's throw from the Duomo, he imbibed the artistic atmosphere of the city which would prove to have a profound influence on him. After five years, Paolo sought inspiration in the South of France where he worked and lived alongside his fellow artists. On returning to Italy, he became a member of the "Cenacolo" group of artists led by Pietro Annigoni. During this time, interest in his work started to grow, as galleries throughout Europe and the United States introduced him to a wider audience. Now he is best known for his Tuscan landscapes, spending part of the year at his studio in Tuscany and the rest of his time in England.