Bruno Lucchese B.1926
"A Bronze Figure of a Woman Sitting in a Rocking Chair"
Bronze Sculpture, 18 3/8" H x 9x 12
Inscribed on base. Edition of 3, c. 1965
Born in Italy in 1926, Bruno Lucchesi has been referred to as “the last of the Renaissance sculptors.” Lucchesi divides his time between New York and Italy. A master of figurative sculpture, he is best known for depicting women in the daily moments of life. He states, “I create out of a sense of nostalgia. I make people I like to see, the people I miss, the scenes I remember or imagine.” His women are dreams, the wished-for come to life, and people we would all like to know.
Whitney Museum of American Art;
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden;
Brooklyn Museum; Dallas Museum of Fine Art
Pennsylvania Museum of Fine Art.
Among the vast number of awards which have distinguished his illustrious career are two gold medals from the National Academy of Design and one from the National Sculpture Society.