Giulio Volpin was born on 21 December 1966 in Padua, with deformed upper limbs (phocomelia). During his teenage years, he discovered his passion for painting. He then tried to paint with his mouth. He taught himself the techniques and progressed consistently, aided by his persistence and his will to live. Guided by Mario Barbujani (a member of the association) he perfected his talent. In 1983 Giulio Volpin was granted a scholarship by the AMFPA. This enabled him to become more intensively involved with painting. In 2001 he became an Associate Member of the Association.