SVAC to Exhibit Lucioni Collection

SVAC to Exhibit Lucioni Collection

SVAC to Exhibit Lucioni Collection

Lucioni’s ‘Within the Birch Grove’ belongs to SVAC’s permanent collection.

Lucioni’s ‘Within the Birch Grove’ belongs to SVAC’s permanent collection.

The Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) has been honored to have its collection of Luigi Lucioni paintings on view at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Ala. Their return on October 4 has inspired SVAC’s newest show in the Wilson Museum and Galleries, and can be seen through December 11. The exhibition features the majority of SVAC’s collection of Lucioni’s oil paintings, both still life and landscape, as well as a variety of etchings. The collection has not been shown as a group since 2000.Two paintings from a local private collection, a Dorset Hollow landscape and an early still life of apples, will be included.

Lucioni was born in Italy in 1900 and moved to New York City in 1911. In 1932, he became the youngest contemporary American to have a painting purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. That same year, he came to Vermont for a commission, and described the Champlain Valley as like seeing the mountainsides of his birthplace. He moved to Manchester in 1939, spending his summers painting here until his death in 1988.

The Southern Vermont Arts Center is located off West Road in Manchester. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

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