This is the story of the life and times of the last century's most famous portrait painter, Italian master Pietro Annigoni. This award-winning, critically acclaimed film follows the journey of Annigoni. From his artistic birth in Florence, to the height of his world fame and fortune. Annigoni pursued his own path, standing alone against the forces of modernism in art. He was an enigmatic character, a generous bohemian, a drinker, a fighter, a womanizer and the world's most powerful and celebrated people sought him out for portraits. Pietro Annigoni was once called the painter of beautiful women, but chose instead to be the painter of beggars.
Annigoni: Portrait of an Artist reveals many of Pietro Annigoni's previously unseen paintings and for the first time, the unveiling of a lost fresco masterpiece!