The Weathered Barn, 1947

by Luigi Lucioni (1900–1988)

Oil on canvas
19⅛ x 31 1/16 inches
Signed and dated lower left: L Lucioni 1947

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Provenance

Associated American Artists, New York, New York

Private collection, Hollywood, California

Brady Gallery, South Burlington, Vermont, 1994

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York

Private collection, Minnesota, until 2001

Richard York Gallery, New York, New York

Mark Goldman, Sunapee, New Hampshire, acquired from above, 2001

Sale, William Smith Auctions, Plainfield, New Hampshire, September 12, 2020, lot 13, from above

 

Exhibited

Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, New York, Luigi Lucioni (1900–1988): Still Lifes, Landscapes and Figures, April 15–May 15, 1999

 

Literature

Stuart P. Embury, The Art and Life of Luigi Lucioni: A Contribution Towards a Catalogue Raisonné (Stuart P. Embury, 2006), 170, 188, no. 47.26.

Artist Biography

Luigi Lucioni emigrated from his native Italy to the United States in 1911. Already interested in art from the age of six, Lucioni continued his studies at New York schools including the Cooper Union and National Academy of Art and was later granted a scholarship from the Tiffany Foundation. He traveled to Italy in 1925 where he discovered what he referred to as “classic realism” in the works of Italian masters Piero della Francesca, Andrea Mantegna and Leonardo Di Vinci. Lucioni returned to America, where he received his first solo exhibition in 1927. His works were

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Luigi Lucioni emigrated from his native Italy to the United States in 1911. Already interested in art from the age of six, Lucioni continued his studies at New York schools including the Cooper Union and National Academy of Art and was later granted a scholarship from the Tiffany Foundation. He traveled to Italy in 1925 where he discovered what he referred to as “classic realism” in the works of Italian masters Piero della Francesca, Andrea Mantegna and Leonardo Di Vinci. Lucioni returned to America, where he received his first solo exhibition in 1927. His works were marked by a heightened realism created through invisible brushstrokes and a concentration on the essential elements of each pictured object, especially in his still lifes. One critic described viewing his paintings as similar to “looking at the world through strong myopic lenses.” Lucioni received great praise throughout his life and was an exhibitor at numerous venues including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Corcoran Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. Today, his works may be viewed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Denver Art Museum, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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