Lorenzo Ghiglieri was born and raised in Southern California. Lorenzo's Father and Grandfather were sculptors and his mother, a French artist. He studied the work of Rembrandt, Corot, and other masters at the museums. At seventeen he won a prestigious art scholarship. At age twenty-two, while serving in the US Navy, he was commissioned to paint what became a gift from the United States to Great Britain for Queen Elizabeth's coronation. Over 200 bronze sculptures of wildlife and native cultures emerged from his creative energy. A life-size eagle scuplture was installed at Pershing Park across from the White House in Washington, DC. A magnificent bronze of St. Francis of Assisi, Man of Peace was presented to his holiness Pope John Paul II, at the Vatican in 1982. In 1985, Lorenzo visited the King of Spain. His Majesty, Juan Carlos I, accepted Lorenzo's bronze sculpture, "St. Francis of Assisi", presently at the Royal Palace in Madrid.A twice life-size sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad, was completed for City Hall in Kansas City, Missouri.In 1994 Lorenzo sculpted the Official "American Bald Eagle" in bronze, silver, and gold which is displayed at the White House and is part of their permanent collection. His most recent creation, "Skookum Hyak" (Power Surge), is an over 33 foot tall bronze eagle dominating the entrance of Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino Resort in Canyonville, Oregon
Lorenzo's works are eloquent, strong and original. Collectors from all over the world own his works and are enthused about being a part of a career, that shows no limits. Lorenzo enjoys a reputation as one of the world's most eminent and respected artists. His sculptures jump out at you in their startling realism.