Romanian painter, ceramist, poet, scenographer and director, Mihu Vulcanescu moved to Florence, Italy in 1970 after graduating from the Bucharest Conservatory. Fervent Orthodox Christian, two symbols are always present in his work: the cross (supposed sign of suffering) and the white dove (sign of peace of mind and of the Holy Spirit).
Vulcanescu has received the title of Knight of Merit of the Italian Republic and the Order of Romanian Culture. From 1959 to 1981, he exhibited numerous times in Bucharest, Vienna, then in 1967 in Rome and Florence. He received the Toulouse Lautrec prize in 1964 and won the first prize at the International Landscape Exhibition in Siena in 1974.