The sculptor Pino Castagna was born in Castelgomberto, in the province of Vicenza, on the 24th of February 1932. He transferred to Verona and trained in the local Academy of Fine Arts and completed his studies in Venice.
From 1959 to 1964, he collaborated with Michael Noble and offered his expertise in the processing of ceramics for the training of people with particular mental disorders. During the same period, the sculptor participated in numerous group exhibitions and in 1967 he exhibited at the Milan Triennale.
After moving to the studio at Costermano sul Garda, he experimented with the use of materials such as cement, bronze and porcelain. In the seventies he collaborated with the Richard-Ginori manufacturing company and, later, he exhibited in Tokyo and New York, establishing himself on the international market. He died in Costermano on the 22nd of February 2017.