Luigi Vanzan was born in Padova, Italy. At the age of thirteen, he moves to England.
In 1975 he attends a foundation course in art and design at the Sir John Cass School of Art and in 1976 is accepted at the Central School of Art and Design where he studies fine art painting under the tutelage of John Plumb.
He graduates in 1979 and then works on a community arts project painting murals for the London Hospital. He also teaches drawing for a short period at the Sir John Cass School of Art.
In 1981 he joins the artist community in Bussana Vecchia in Italy where he opens a gallery selling his own work. Returns to England and continues to work producing mainly drawings and prints.
In 1992-94 studies Visual Theory at East London University with Mike O'Pray and gains an MA with distinction.
In 1994-6 works for David Bratby on a series of murals for the Elephant and Castle subway system. He then joins the Internal Audit department at the Law Society in England and Wales.
He becomes a studio holder and the member of the Lewisham Arthouse in 2012 where he runs a portait painting workshop, and also leads summer life drawing workshops for the Hesketh Hubbard Society at the Mall Galleries.
He lives and works in London.