Antonio Biggi was born in Carrara on 19th October, 1904. The son of a stonemason, he worked for a long time in Rome, with a studio on via Margutta. He exhibited at ‘VI Sindacale Fascista del Lazio’ (1936) with ‘Ritratto del Pittore Saitto’ and ‘Adolescente’ and at ‘I Mostra Nazionale d’Arte Sportiva’ with ‘Discobolo’. In the same year he created the portrait of Vittorio Emanuele II in bronze for the ‘Aula della Corte di Assise del Tribunale di Littoria’. He was also present at the VII (1937), VIII (1938), IX (1940) and the X (1942) ‘Sindacale Fascista del Lazio’ and in 1939 he exhibited ‘Marzia’ at the third Quadrenniale in Rome. In 1941, he created a decorative panel for the ‘Casa del Fascio Littorio’. Following on from this he exhibited again at the IV (1943), VI (1951), VII (1955) and VIII (1959) Rome Quadrenniale. After the Second World War he won the contest to design the bronze doors of St. Peter’s Basilica and created the portal of ‘Chiesa degli Artisti’ in Rome. He remained in Rome until his death in 1966.