Dario Aguzzi was born in Milan in 1955. He started drawing when he was 10 years old with his father Lino and painting at 12. He got his high-school Art certificate from the “Liceo Artistico” of Milan studying with Bartolini and Paolini. Later he graduated from BRERA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS of Milan where he studied History of Art with Zeno Birolli. He also had the opportunity to collaborate with some others teachers like: Vincenzo Ferrari and Manfredi. Aguzzi has always been interested in the portrait and has developed an anamorphic three dimensional vision since 1973. Being also a music lover he began in 1978 to take an interest in the art of violin making with the design and realization of a baroque violin which was the topic of his History of Art’s thesis in 1979. In 1982 he began the profession of violin maker with a personal design inspired by the ancients. Ever since he has been creating ancient instruments decorated with original paintings.