(Fossombrone, 1887 – Monza, 1955)
Anselmo Bucci was a renowned Italian painter and engraver of the 20th century. Born on March 22, 1887, in Fossombrone, in the Marche region, Bucci showcased his artistic talent from a young age.
After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Bucci began his career as a painter. His works were characterized by a unique and distinctive style that combined elements of modernism and futurism. His mastery of color and composition allowed him to create vibrant landscapes and everyday life scenes that captured the attention of both the public and critics.
In the following years, Bucci increasingly gravitated towards the technique of engraving, particularly aquatint. His engravings, marked by bold and detailed lines, revealed exceptional technical skill and refined artistic sensitivity. Working on various themes such as landscapes, portraits, and still lifes, Bucci produced works of great beauty and emotional depth.
Throughout his career, Anselmo Bucci participated in numerous exhibitions and art events in Italy and abroad, achieving significant critical and commercial success. His works were displayed in important art galleries and private collections, with many of them considered iconic examples of 20th-century Italian art. In addition to his artistic pursuits, Bucci was also a respected teacher. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, influencing and inspiring numerous young artists with his passion for art and dedication to excellence.
Anselmo Bucci passed away on January 19, 1955, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the art world. His technical prowess combined with his aesthetic sensitivity established him as one of the foremost painters and engravers of his time. His work continues to be admired and studied by artists, scholars, and art enthusiasts worldwide, solidifying his position as one of the great masters of Italian art.