Annapia Antonini was born in Lugano, Switzerland in 1942 and settled in Paris in 1962. She studied drawing with Mac Avoy and painting with Pierre Jérôme at l’Académie Julian. She also studied etching with J. Friedläder.
Her work focuses on the poetic nuances in everyday life, conveying magic and deep lyricism. Her compositions are simplistic and calm, owing to her deliberate choices of simple subjects.