In a grave motorbike accident in June 2004 Riccardo Bossi sustained a spinal cord injury to the C4-C5 vertebrae that resulted in paralysis of his arms and legs. In occupational therapy he started to paint and discovered the possibility of making mouth painting his mission in life. He receives painting lessons on a regular basis. The artist is very intent on consolidating his painting skills and has therefore made painting a focal point in his life.
Date of birth: 08.07.1977
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2007