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Antonio Possenti

1933 - 2016

1 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Antonio Possenti



30 x 20cm


He was born in Lucca and in this city he has his studio in the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro.

After completing his classical studies, he discovered at an early age the expressive qualities of drawing, supporting an inclination to the fabulous tale that he later maintained, even through careful observation of the "human comedy".

He came to painting, self-taught, from drawing and illustration.

Its formative occasions have been ideal and elective, fruit of the intellectual curiosity and of the literary and artistic culture that had breathed since child in the family, ranging from the Greek-Roman classicism to the modern and contemporary age and with a particular predilection for the experiences of more vivacious and involving fantastic cut. He has traveled extensively and met various people and cultures, but always returns to Lucca where he lives and has his studio in the heart of the city, a magical place that collects, like a huge suitcase, the evidence of his "excursions" in the world.


During his career he has exhibited in the main Italian and foreign galleries (Gianferrari, Il Milione, Appiani Arte 32 in Milan, Marescalchi and Forni in Bologna, Davico and Biasutti in Turin, Il Traghetto in Venice, Poggiali and Forconi in Florence, L'immagine in Arezzo, Aminta in Siena, Philippe Guimiot in Brussels, Rutzmoser in Munich, East West Gallery in London, Art Diagonal in Barcelona, etc.. ), has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including the Art Fair in Bologna, Cologne, Milan, Art Basel in Basel, F.I.A.C. in Paris, Art Fair in Los Angeles, Art Miami in Miami Beach, New York International Art Fair, Tuyap in Istanbul, Foire d'art in Gent, Arco in Madrid, Stockholm, St'Art in Strasbourg, BART in Barcelona.

He exhibited with solo exhibitions in prestigious public places: Muse degli Uffizi, Sala d'Armi of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Reggia di Caserta, Tour Fromage of Aosta, Palazzo Ducale di Massa, Castel dell'Ovo in Naples.

He has received numerous awards and recognitions and his works are present in important private and public collections in Italy and abroad.

Have written about him critics, art historians, writers and intellectuals, among others: Luca Beatrice, Fortunato Bellonzi, Aldo Busi, Dino Buzzati, Oscar Calabrese, Luciano Caprile, Raffaele Carrieri, Piero Chiara, Enrico Crispolti, Massimo Duranti, Giovanni Faccenda, Alfondo Gatto, Paolo Levi, Nicola Micieli, Marilena Pasquali, Roberto Sanesi, Pier Carlo Santini, Giorgio Saviane, Vittorio Sgarbi, Giorgio Soavi, Franco Solmi, Marcello Venturoli.

He is a member of the Academy of Letters, Sciences and Arts of Lucca and the Academy of the Art of Drawing of Florence.