Virgil Cantini

Light & Texture: a Retrospective of his Art and Life


Virgil Cantini(1919–2009)

Cantini was an enamelist, sculptor, and educator.   He was well known for innovation with enamel and steel.  He received both local and national recognition for his work, including honorary awards, competitive prizes and commissions, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1957.  Cantini was long serving faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh, where he helped to create the Department of Studio Arts.  Today, many of his large scale works on display throughout the city of Pittsburgh.