Lucio Ranucci

Lucio Ranucci was born in 1925 in Perledo (Como) but he spent his childhood and adolescence between Rome, Perouse and Milan. In 1943 he joined the ltalian army in North Africa, not to miss, what he felt at eighteen, as the essential experience ot his generation. Made prisoner in May 1943, he came back to ltaly in January 1945 as a member of the British Army. After two years spent in Milan as a journalist, in 1947 Ranucci moved to South America, first to Argentina, and began his career as a painter in 1949 when he had his tirst personal show in Lima, Peru.

What should have been a brief trip to South America lasted more than sixteen years. Apart tram several occasional jobs (among them merchant sailor, photographer and hearse driver) Ranucci occupied himself professionally with journalism and theatre, especially in Ecuador, Columbia and Costa Rica. In the latter country Ranucci lived tor aver ten years and directed, among other things the University Theatre and an evening newspaper, which allowed him to be one ot the tirst journalist to interview Fidel Castro and Che Guevara even before they entered Havana.

He also took part actively in political happenings in Central America, tor that reason he spent aver two months in jail in Managua in 1955, after the assassination of the first Somoza, in the same cellas Pedro Joaquin Chamonro and other 12 opponents.

Ranucci had never ceased, however, considering himself as a painter and prepared many personal exhibitions taking part at the same time in numerous and important collective shows, among which "La Bienal Panamerica de Mexico" in 1958 and "La Bienal de Sao Paulo" as Costa Rica 's representative. He also painted many mural works in Central America - among them a big panel at San José Costa Rica lnternational Airport - and a tew ot his works are in public and private collections on the American continent. Back in ltaly in 1963 Ranucci lived and worked in Rame tor quite some time. He then moved to the island ot Ischia where he had his studio tor some years, spending the winter in San Francisco, Calitomia, where an important Art Gallery sold a good deal ot his production.

After three years spent in Paris, Ranucci now lives and works in the back country of the Cote d'Azur, in Vence. Ranucci who has written three books ("Alguien camina sobre el sol" Ed. Pan, Lima Peru 1949 - "I colonnelli, Ed. Flaccovio, Palermo 1965 and "Il lungo Inganno" Ed. Savelli, Roma 1978) is still sporadically interested in journalism as during the fast period of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua, where he had the opportunity ot going back to Managua, 24 years later, with the guerrillas of Eden Pastora.; but in the fast twenty years he has dedicated all his energy to painting, presenting numerous personal exhibitions in ltaly, France and the United States.

 

Mostre/Exhibitions

1949

Galeria Marini - Lima, Peru

1950

Casa de la Culura - Quito, Ecuador

1951

Edificio Estela - Cali, Colombia

British lnstitute Gallery - Kingston, Jamaìca

1952

Teatro Nacional - San José, Costa Rica

1954

Galeria Teatro Nacional - San José Costa-Rica

1955

Escuela de Bellas Artes - Managua, Nicaragua

1957

Teatro Nacional - San José, Costa Rica

1960

Casa Del Artista- San José, Costa Rica

1964

Printz Galerie - Hamburg, Deutschland

1965

Galleria El Harka - Palermo, Italia

1969

Galerie du Grand Mezel - Genéve, Suisse

1971

Galleria Spriana - Omegna, Italia

Galleria d'Arte Internazionale - Legnano, Italia

Galleria Ulisse - Venezia, Italia

1972

J Greenberg Galleries - New York, USA

Galleria Due Mondi - Roma, Italia

Galleria Mariani - Ravenna, Italia

1973

Galleria Spriana - Omegna, Italia

Galleria l'Incontro - Taranto, Italia

Howard Morseburg Gallery - Los Angeles, USA

1974

Galleria Angolare - Milano, Italia

1975

Galleria L' Incontro - Alba, Italia

Galleria Mariani - Ravenna, Italia

Norpro Gallery - San Francisco, U.S.A.

Galleria Forzani - Terni, Italia

1976

Galleria Angolare - Milano, Italia

Galleria Il Cavalletto, Molfetta, Italia

1977

Galeria de La Nacion - San José, Costa Rica

Galleria Angolare - Milano, Italia

1979

Miller Galleries - San Francisco, U.S.A.

1980

Galleria Botteguccia D'Arte - Aosta, Italia

Galleria Fogolino - Trento, Italia

1981

Miller Galleries - San Francisco, U.S.A.

1982

Galleria Angolare - Milano, Italia

1983

Robert Taylor Galleries - Houston, U.S.A.

1984

Galleria La Robinia - Palermo, Italia

Palazzo Gavigliana - Alessandria, Italia

Cannstatter Volksbank - Stuttgart, Deutschland

Brigitte Suliak Galerie - Bonn, Deutschland

Galerie Benezit - Paris, France.

1985

Galerie Kunsth61Ie - Stuttgart, Deutschland

Comune di Macerata - Macerata, Italia

Galerie Apicella - Bonn, Deutschland

Azienda Turismo - Marina di Massa, Italia

1986

Bryan's Gallery - Taos, New Mexico, USA

Expo Art Bari, Italia

Galleria Battiloglio - Imperia, Italia

Galleria Cona - Savona, Italia

Comune di Rapallo - Rapallo, Italia

Teatrino Comune di Portofino - Portofino, Italia

1987

Galerie Laik- Koblenz, Deutschland

Museo di Milano, Italia

1988

Galerie Artfix - Nice, France

Galerie De Looier- Amsterdam, Holland

Galleria Cona - Savona, Italia

Galleria Arigoni - Pesaro, Italia

Galleria Arigoni - Macerata, Italia

1989

Galerie La Main d'Or- Paris, France

Galerie La Main d'Or - Saint-Paul-de Vence, France

Galleria Studio Uno - San Martino in Argine, Italia

Assessorato alla Cultura - Alghero, Italia

Comune di Roma, Centro Arti Visive - Roma, Italia

1990

Galerie La Main d'Or - Paris, France

Galerie La Main d'Or - St. Paul-de-Vence, France

Galleria Angolare - Milano, Italia

1991

Galerie Salvany - Clermont-Ferrand, France

Galerie La Main d'Or - Paris, France

Comune di Sarnano - Sala Consiliare - Sarnano, Italia

Galleria Ghisolli - Loano, Italia

Galleria Il Segno - Sassuolo, Italia

Galleria Fabi - Ancona, Italia

1992

Galleria Cona - Savona, Italia

Comune di Alessandria - Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Italia

Galerie La Main d'Or - Paris, France

Galerie La Main d'Or- Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

1993

Dyansen Gallery ol Soho - New York, USA

Galerie Salvany - Clermont Ferrand, France

Comune di Como - Salone Broletto, Italia

Galleria La Botteguccia Aosta, Italia

Galleria Battiloglio - Imperia, Italia

1994

Galleria Ariete - Casale Montferrato, Italia

Galerie La Main d'Or - Paris, France

Galleria Cona - Savona, Italia

Galleria Il Segno - Sassuolo, Italia

1995

Dyansen Gallery - Carmel, USA

Galleria Il Segno - Sassuolo, Italia

Galerie Salvany - Clermont Ferrand, France

Centre Europeen d'Art - Paris, France

Studio Ferri - Caorle, Italia

Studio Ferri - Padova, Italia

Galleria LaBotteguccia - Aosta, Italia

Niselli-Arte - Asiago, Italia

Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Thiene, Italia

1996

Comune di Madonna di Campiglio, Italia

Niselli Arte - Asiago, Italia

Niselli Arte - Bassano del Grappa, Italia

Galleria Angolare - Milano, Italia

Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs - Vence, France

Galerie La Main d'Or - Paris, France

Castello Dragonetti, Pizoli (AQ), Italia

 

MOSTRE COLLETTIVE

COLLECTIVE SHOWS

1956

BIENAL DE SAO PAULO, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1957

BIENAL DE MEXICO - Ciudad de Mexico

1986

FIERA INTERN. DI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA - Bari, Italia

ART COLOGNE - Koln, Deutschland

1989

ARTE 1989 - Palazzo dei Congressi -Roma, Italia

1991

ARTEXPO, Jacob Javits Center, New York, USA

1992

"IL LAVORO NELL'ARTE", Fiera di Genova - Italia

ARTE ROMA 1992 - Roma, Italia

1993

FIERA ARTE DI BOLOGNA - Bologna, Italia

1994

ARTE PADOVA - Italia

ARTISSIMA - Torino, Italia

FIERA INTERN.ARTE CONTEMPORANEA - Bari, Italia

1995

ARTE VICENZA, Italia

ARTISSIMA- Torino, Italia

ARTE PADOVA- Italia

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