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Luigi Lucioni - American - 1900-1988
Lithograph
$350 unframed - Edition: 250

Born in Malnate, Italy in 1900, Luigi Lucioni became one of America’’s most brilliant landscape painters, whose works have been noted for their heightened realism and photographic attention to detail. Lucioni came to the United
States in 1911. Five years later he began studying at Cooper Union with William Starkweather. In 1920 he studied with William Auerbach Levy at the National Academy of Design. Lucioni’s attention to detail can be traced to his early work as an etcher in 1922; mastering a technique which stressed sharp
linear precision was instrumental in developing Lucioni’s precise painting style.

In 1924, Lucioni won Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, which enabled him to go back to his homeland to study Italian primitives. He responded immediately to the realism of early Renaissance painting, which left a lasting impression on
his work.

As he incorporated realism into his own work, Lucioni’s paintings became more meticulous. His crisp, somewhat flat pattern and detail have been likened to the microscopic approach of the fifteenth-century Flemish masters. Beginning
in 1929, he spent part of each year in Vermont, where he painted still lifes and landscapes of the hills and barns. He later taught at the Art Students League in New York, won many honors during his distinguished career. He took first prize in 1939 at the Carnegie International, and his 1941 portrait of John La Farge was voted best painting by a visitors to the Corcoran Biennial in Washington, D.C. Despite his lack of conscious effort toward the experimental or avant-garde, Lucioni’s work has always been popular. Lucioni lives in Union
City, New Jersey. MEMBERSHIPS: Allied art Association Brooklyn Society of Etchers PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

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