Luigi Lucioni

(1900-1988)

Luigi Lucioni, best known for his Realist landscapes and still lifes, immigrated to the U.S. in 1911 and settled in New Jersey. Lucioni pursed his interest in art by attending evening courses at Copper Union from 1916-1920, then proceeded to the National Academy of Design from 1920 to 1925 and was awarded the Tiffany Foundation Scholarship, enabling him to return to Italy briefly. Lucioni established a studio in Washington Square, NYC, where he remained active until 1945. Lucioni's amazing attention to detail comes as a result of his work as an etcher (1922), which stressed sharp, linear precision. While he was in Italy, Lucioni studied early Renaissance work that left a lasting impression on the artist. His crisp, detailed, flat patterns are similar to 15th century Flemish Masters. Lucioni won many honors throughout his career and taught portrait painting at the Art Students League in NYC.