Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs, writings, printed material, and artifacts a relating to painter Luigi Lucioni.
Biographical material includes passports and medical records and the Golden Legion award. Correspondence is with friends, family, admirers, museums, and associates including opera singer Giovanni Martinelli, Nancy McClelland, Susan Delano McKelvey, Mabel McAfee, Graeme K. Howard, Electra Webb, and P.H.B. Frelinghuysen and Aurora Lucioni, Luigi's sister. Photographs are of Lucioni as a child and in his studio, his artwork and events. Writings and notes are by Lucioni and friends and also includes a guest book.
Printed material includes publicity materials concerning Lucioni's solo exhibitions, opera playbills, newspaper and magazine clippings, holiday card designs and auction and exhibition catalogs. Artifacts include two decks of playing cards and a puzzle all featuring Lucioni's artwork, and a lock of hair from the family dog.
Luigi Lucioni (1900-1988) was a painter in Vt. and N.Y. Lucioni was a realist painter best known for his landscapes of Vermont and portraits of opera singers.
A majority of the collection donated in 2008 and 2011 by Sharron Kropa, a friend of Lucioni. Also 17 items donated in 1972 by Lucioni. Biographical material and some correspondence compiled by Ida Galvanoi, a family friend.
Luigi Lucioni papers also at Syracuse University and the Aldrich Public Library in Barre, Vt.
Microfilm reel 3134 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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