Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Luigi Lucioni (1900-1988) one of the finest painters of still life this country

LUIGI LUCIONI (b Malante, Italy 1900; d Union City, New Jersey 1988) Italian-born American painter. Still-life painter Luigi Lucioni arrived in the United States in 1911. From 1916 to 1920 he studied art at the Cooper Union in New York City, and was a pupil of the artist William Starkweather. By 1932 Lucioni exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After winning the Tiffany Foundation Fellowship to study in France and Italy, Lucioni continued to win various prizes for his work. Lucioni was awarded “best painting” by the Corcoran Biennale in Washington, D.C. three times; in 1939, 1941, and again in 1949. He won a number of other prestigious prizes from institutions such as the Carnegie International Exhibition in 1939 and the Library of Congress in 1946... Zaidan Gallery