Antonio Biggi

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAntonio•Biggi
Used nameAntonio•Biggi
Born19 October 1904 in Carrara, Massa-Carrara (ITA)
Died28 December 1966 in Roma, Roma (ITA)
NOC Italy


The son of a stonemason Italian sculptor Antonio Biggi studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, then moved to Genova and Roma. He was known for his sculptures and statues of athletes. In the 1930s he also worked for the Fascist state. After World War II, he worked mainly on religious motifs, including the doors of St. Peter’s Basilica. In the mid-1950s he was appointed professor of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Napoli and at the same time became an honorary professor at the Academy of Carrara. During these times one of his favorite themes was horses, taken from Greek vase paintings. With Discobolo (Discus thrower) he was present at the National Exhibition for Sports Art in Roma in the same year prior to Berlin.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Art Competitions ITA Antonio Biggi
Sculpturing, Statues, Open (Olympic) AC