Leonardo Lucchi

BIOGRAPHY

EXHIBITIONS

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WORK

Born in 1952 in Cesena, where he still lives and works today. He studied at the Art Institute for Ceramics in Faenza and graduated in 1970. At the beginning of his artistic career he participated in several group exhibitions where he immediately received his first successes and set up his first personal exhibitions. He is invited to create a great Risen Christ and an imposing Via Crucis in the Catholic Church of Singapore, while in his city we see him protagonist in the creation of important bronze groups such as the monuments to Don Carlo Baronio, to San Pio da Pietrelcina, to Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the Saint John the Baptist at the Cathedral Church. In more than thirty years of artistic activity he exhibited in various Italian cities: Rome, Modena, Venice, Florence, Ferrara, Milan, Bologna, Palermo, Messina, Bari. He is very popular in France, where he is often invited to exhibit: St. Paul de Vence, Nancy, Grenoble, Poitiers, Annecy, Besançon and Toulouse are alone some of the cities that pay homage to him. Abroad he has also exhibited in London, Paris, Luxembourg, Basel, Geneva, Ghent (Belgium). In the last period he created several monumental public works, among which we remember the sculptural groups dedicated to the fallen of the Second World War, located in Terni and Forlì, the fountains for the Piazza della Vita in Bolgare (BG), the staircase with the bronze group The equilibrists, the monuments La Bella di Cesena and La mare and the boy who recalls the famous poem by Pascoli La mare starna as well as the large fountain Water: source of beauty, located at the entrance to the thermal area of Bagno di Romagna. A Resurrection for the Basilica of San Marino has also recently been created, located there on the occasion of the visit of the Holy Father Benedict XVI. His works are on permanent display in prestigious galleries in Italy, France and the United Kingdom and are now present in numerous private collections around the world.