Vermont Hills, 1930

by Luigi Lucioni (1900–1988)
Oil on panel
12⅛ x 15 inches
Signed and dated lower left: L. Lucioni 30; on verso: Vermont Hills


The artist

Ferargil Galleries, New York, New York, acquired from above

Private collection, Delaware

Sale, Bunch Auctions, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, September 12, 2023, lot 30665

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired from above

Related Works

Vermont Landscape, 1930, oil on canvas, 18⅛ x 26⅛ inches; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, New York

Village of Stowe, Vermont, 1931, oil on canvas, 23½ x 33½ inches; The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota

Note: Vermont became a significant location for Luigi Lucioni. As is described in the book Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory, “Rural Vermont reminded [Lucioni] of northern Italy […] The hills of Vermont struck a home chord because they also signified certain ‘American’ values that were important to him. The act of painting rural Vermont, therefore, became a way of reinforcing those values, and, not incidentally, of marking his achievement in this country.”[1]

[1] William H. Truettner and Roger B. Stein, eds, Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory (Washington, DC: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1999), 217.

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 da Vinci. Lucioni returned to America, where he received his first solo exhibition in 1927. His works were marked by a heightened

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