Ugo Riva is considered one of the greatest masters of contemporary Italian sculpture, sculptor classic with a visionary and modern spirit. From his youth and then in the period of higher education, Riva develops a strong interest in painting that leaves in 1977 to devote himself exclusively to sculpture.The sensuality of the sculptures by Riva is perfectly successful, he represent a different type of artist, who still sees his work in the classical tradition and art historian perspective and the relevance over future generation. Ugo Riva uses allegories as a figurative mode to represent a complex often classical alliterated state of mind. Major works and private and public collections: Sala delle Lacrime, Cappella Sistina Città del Vaticano - Palazzo Perego Legnano - Palazzo della Provincia, Bergamo - Camera di Commercio, Bergamo - Tempio Votivo, Bergamo - Ospedale Civile di Legnano - Polo Museale Civico Diocesano, Sulmona - Comune di Bozzolo, Mantova - Sede Provinciale Inail, Rimini - Museo Biblico Santa Fè, New Mexico, USA, Seoul, Sud Korea - Chiari, Brescia - Transatlantico Amsterdam, New York USA - Sede Credito Bergamasco, Bergamo - Vittoriale degli Italiani, Gardone - Coll. Vervelius, Olanda - Fondazione Credito Bergamasco, Bergamo - Museo Fundation Villacero Monterry, Mexico - Yageo Fundation, Taipei, Taiwan - Coll. Sigal, Washington, D.C. USA - Coll. Priv. Barcellona, Spagna - Coll. Fernandez, Florida, USA -Coll. Carisbo, Bologna - Coll.Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Rimini, Rimini - Coll. Lien Jane, Taiwan - Museo del Castello, Legnano.