Natalina Marcantoni

Mouth Artist


Natalina Marcantoni


Born on 24 December 1961 in Verona, due to a polio vaccination Natalina Marcantoni became ill at the age of eleven months. The paralysis affected both lower limbs and, therefore, confined her to a wheelchair. From that moment on until the age of 18, she spent her life in various institutions. She attended compulsory school and a 3-year course for ceramic painting. Afterwards, she began to paint ceramics, which became her passion. She displayed her works of art at various exhibitions. The association became aware of Natalina Marcantoni through a newspaper interview. She was contacted and from that moment on she began to paint pictures. In 1989 she received a stipend from the VDMFK.

After receiving the status of an Associate Member of the association in 1993, she became a member of the VDMFK just in three years. In doing so, she was given the opportunity to show her works of art to the public in numerous exhibitions. In 1996 she hosted her first one-woman exhibition in a cultural centre in Verona which was a great success. An art critic referred to her works as an encounter with painting and poetry. She knows how to tell poetic stories with colour. Her pictures convey a feeling, a passion, and a zest for life. With her art, Natalina Marcantoni knows how to touch the depths of everyone who encounters them with a reformed and tolerant spirit.