Publio Morbiducci was a leading Italian sculptor in the early and mid-1900s, who settled in Roma, where he completed his training at the Academy of Fine Arts. He later produced numerous important commissions such as the Monument to the Bersagliere a Porta Pia (1931). He was also a medalist and printmaker. Morbiducci was born into a family of ancient artisan tradition. He specialized in wood engraving and medals, winning the 1923 competition for the two-lira coin.
Between 1924 and 1931, Morbiducci became engaged in public works. Between 1930 and 1940 he established himself as one of the greatest artists of the Fascist regime, and was one of the protagonists of the exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Fascist Revolution. After World War II, he produced the bust of Pietro Mascagni and in 1948 participated in the international competition for the Port of St. Peter.