Luciano Ventrone was born in Rome in 1942 and moved to Denmark at the age of four, where he hosted by Lady Metha Petersen – a wealthy and most of all a lovely woman who lavished him with gifts. Among them was a box of colored pencils…and from that time colors have shaped his life.
Returning to Italy after his compulsory education and due to his family situation, Ventrone had several jobs but nevertheless, in 1960 he managed to attend Arts school in Rome. After graduating in 1964, he studied Architecture until 1968 and then joined the student protests and decides to abandon his studies and dedicate his life to painting – which he never abandoned and was his only source of income at that time. His life drawings were published in the Academic book (“Human anatomy – the central nervous system”) written by Prof. Gastone Lambertini of Cattolica University in Rome.