Ferrara, 1951

  • CV

OTTORINO DE LUCCHI was born in Ferrara, on the November 8th, 1951, at 3.50pm. After graduating from Chemistry (1975), he continues his studies in Pharmacy (1977) at the University of Padua. During his life he has always pursued artistic activity interposing it with the profession of university chemist. After visiting the work of Andrew Wyeth, during his sojourn in the United States, he became passionate about the technique and virtuosity of Wyeth’s “drybrush” paintings. Drybrush is a technique that requires great mastery and concentration. The ratio of pigment-binder is optimal both in terms of transparency and vividness of colours. In his works De Lucchi portrays elegant, bright and lively still lifes. The glazes and the concentration of colour obtained directly and through the careful removal of colour allow results which are not obtainable with other painting techniques. The striking contrasts caused by the touches of light has surprised many Italian and foreign enthusiasts so much that Ottorino De Lucchi has been invited many times to illustrate the technique in academies and art institutes. His original technique has meant that for years he has exhibited at prestigious Italian and international galleries, including in France, Spain and Germany, but also overseas, in the United States. He lives between Padua and Folgaria.