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Alessandro Vezzosi is an Italian art critic, Leonardo scholar, artist, expert on interdisciplinary studies and creative museology, he is also the author of hundreds of exhibits, publications and conferences, in Italy and abroad (from the United States to Japan) on Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance, contemporary art and design.
Amongst others, he was the first scholar from the Armand Hammer Centre for Leonardo Studies from the University of California in Los Angeles (1981), directed by Carlo Pedretti; he taught at the University of Progetto in Reggio Emilia; and he is honorary professor at the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno of Florence.
He began as an artist from 1964 to 1971 winning more than 80 prizes in painting competitions. In the Seventies he was the founder of the "Archivio Leonardisimi" and of Strumenti-Memoria del Territorio; he coordinated "ArteCronaca", he was the historical-artistic consultant of the Municipality of Vinci and he collaborated on the publications on Tuscany and Leonardo, modern and contemporary art. In 1980 he curated the Centro di Documentazione Arti Visive of the Municipality of Florence (with Maurizio Nannucci).
In 2011 presents together with Claudio Strinati in Caprese Michelangelo the marble self-portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti which was published in "Michelangelo Assoluto" by Scripta Maneant.
The published works of Alessandro Vezzosi, from 1980, include:
Alessandro Vezzosi (1981). Leonardo's return to Vinci-Leonardo, Poussin, Rubens. Introduction by Carlo Pedretti. Exhibition displayed at American Museums, from Berkeley (University Art Museum) to Princeton. New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation.
Alessandro Vezzosi (ed.), (1986). Il giardino d'Europa: Pratolino come modello nella cultura europea. Milano : Mazzotta.
------ , (1987). Leonardo: art utopia and science = Leonardo: arte utopia e scienza. Firenze: Giunti Barbèra.
------ , (1988). Leonardo: scomparso e ritrovato. Florence: Giunti.
------ , (1993). Il tesoro dell'architettura. Cleto Munari (1980-1990) = The treasure of architecture. Cleto Munari (1980-1990). Florence: Edifir.
------ , (1995). cd-rom Leonardo. La Pittura. Florence: SCALA-EMME (translated in French, German, English).
------ , (1996). Leonardo da Vinci: arte e scienza dell'universo, collection "Universale Electa/Gallimard" (n° 73). Trieste: Electa/Gallimard. ISBN9788844500832.