Annapia Antonini Biography

Annapia Antonini




Printmaker and painter Annapia Antonini (also known as Annapia Maria Campagne) was born in Lugano, Swizerland, on January 30, 1942. She moved to Paris in 1962 to study drawing and painting at Academie Julian under Mac Avoy and Pierre Jerome, and intaglio printmaking at the studio of Johnny Friedlaender. She first exhibited in 1964 in Switzerland, and was soon exhibiting internationally, going as far as Japan and the United States. She was awarded the Rene Carcan International Prize for Printmaking for the color aquatint "Trois Iris".

Her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Biblioteca Contonale di Lugano, Switzerland; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Bibliotheque Nationale Suisse, Bern; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; and many others.