Artist Reception October 18, 6-8pm
405 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
Cavalier Galleries has brought together the work of two highly acclaimed contemporary artists with paintings by Nina Maguire and sculptures by Bruno Lucchesi for this exhibition.
Sculptor Bruno Lucchesi is known as one of the top figurative sculptors of our time. Showing interest in art from a very young age, in 1947 he enrolled in the Art Institute of Lucca in his native Lucca, Italy. Upon completing his education in Lucca, he went on to teach at Florence University, and in 1958 he moved to America settling in New York City. Shortly after his arrival, Bruno opened his first of many successful solo exhibitions in 1961 at the Forum Gallery in New York. Lucchesi has won many awards for his work, including several gold medals from the National Arts Club, the National Sculpture Society, and the National Academy of Design. His work is also included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., among many others.
Painter Nina Maguire is known for her muted palette acrylic paintings. She focuses on atmosphere and luminosity of subjects that have personal value to her, such as New York City, the city she loves, or chefs in the kitchen, inspired by her son, a gourmet chef. She began her career as a watercolor painter, but eventually turned to acrylics, exploring the tactile qualities of many layers of paint and glazes on a textured surface of collage and rice paper. Maguire’s work has won numerous awards, including several from Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, the National Association of Women Artists, the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, and the Audubon Artists. Her paintings have also been exhibited in many prestigious exhibitions at the Society of Landscape and Figurative Painters, the National Arts Club, and the American Artists Professional League.