Born in the village of Dabužiai in the Anykščiai district in 1932, he lives in Vilnius. His wife is Marija Ladigaitė-Vildžiūnienė, a graphic artist and book illustrator. He studied sculpture at the Lithuanian State Art Institute, graduating in 1961. He is known as a sculptor and a reformer of art. He worked in children’s book illustration episodically: between 1962 and 1964 he illustrated three books. His illustrations for the Lithuanian folk song Virė virė košę (The Porridge is Boiling) appear very innovative in the context of today.