Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning Presents “Luigi Lucioni – Celebrating the Season”
Luigi Lucioni – Celebrating the Season
Tuesday, December 8 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm via Zoom
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Katie Wood Kirchhoff, Associate Curator at Shelburne Museum, to talk about Luigi Lucioni. Dubbed Vermont’s “painter laureate” by Life magazine in 1939, American 20th-century artist Luigi Lucioni (1900–1988) captured the textures of the Green Mountain State in meticulously rendered paintings and widely distributed engravings. Born in Italy, Lucioni immigrated to the United States in 1911. After training at Cooper Union and the National Academy of Design, the young artist was granted his first solo exhibition at New York’s Ferargil Galleries in 1927. A friendship with patron Electra Havemeyer Webb drew the artist to Shelburne, Vermont, in 1930, and by 1939 he had established residence in Manchester, Vermont. A prolific painter and printmaker, Lucioni spent winters in New York City and summers in Vermont, teaching at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Registration for the talk is $15 per person in advance. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at greenmtnacademy.org.