Teodosio Magnoni, was born in Offanengo (Cremona) in 1934. He studied painting at the Carrara Academy of Art in Bergamo and mosaic at the Ravenna School. In 1959, after long stays in Switzerland, Spain and Sweden, he is in Rome where he intensely attends the artistic avant-gardes. At the beginning of the seventies he carried out research aimed at highlighting not the occupation but the emptying of space. it is in this phase of his research that the passage from painting to sculpture takes place. Since then he has been engaged in the theoretical elaboration and empirical realization of the concept of transforming space into place and of sculpture as a place in itself, alongside an intense reflection on the meaningful void. The artistic experience of Teodosio Magnoni crosses two fields of art that in the contemporary era have had more opportunities to contaminate and mix: painting and sculpture. The artist, an informal painter up to that moment and as such still in search of his own identity, is struck not so much by the kineticism of the objects and environments that are exhibited, but by the spatial involvement that that movement entails. The work of art has suddenly emerged from the two-dimensionality of traditional media and has begun to explore the space that surrounds it, involving it in a dimension that is almost suspended halfway between painting and sculpture, between image and body. In 1954 he took part in the Dalmine Prize. The first solo show was held in 1965 at the La Salita gallery in Rome. He participates in the Venice Biennale (1976, 1978), in the exhibition at the Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum in Hagen (1978), at the Rome Quadriennale (1986). He holds anthologies at the Palazzo dei Consoli in Gubbio (1987), in the city of Venzone (1992), at the Center for Contemporary Art in Umbertide (1996), at the Municipal Art Gallery of Cesena (2001). He has created large sculptures for the FAO Palace in Rome (1999), for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Maglione (Turin, 1999), for the Prison House, Rossano Calabro (2002) for the Fiumicino airport (2003). ), for the barracks of the Guardia di Finanza in Campobasso, for the Giovanni XXIII Gallery in Rome (2007), in Brufa (Perugia), for the Albornoz Museum in Spoleto. Since 1985 he has lived and worked in Sutri and Viterbo. He is a member of the National Academy of San Luca.