More new images showing Diego Voci enjoying life to its fullest! Here shown with Helga Voci and friends in 1973-74 era with a nice selection of the artist’s works on the wall! Are you in the photo? Find more images of DIEGO et. al.
Although not a religious person, internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) was the son of to a very devout Catholic mother. The dream of Arcangela, Diego’s mother, was to one day in her lifetime travel from her little village of Gasperina (where Diego was born) to visit the Vatican. Diego made that dream come true.
It is fitting as we celebrate the promise of new life this Easter that we recall Diego’s gift to his mother, a trip to the #Vatican. Diego works of art frequently portrayed #Madonna and Child. Here also is a wonderful impressionist Diego artwork called “The Procession”.
In honor of the last few days celebrating Black History Month, the Diego Voci Project presents number 7 in the “COLORBLIND SERES” with “Jeune fille Avec Port Jaune”. An exquisite portrait of an African “Young Girl with a Yellow Pot” acquired by Captain Gene Page in 1974 from Antonio DIEGO Voci at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany.
Captain Page had very good taste! Appreciate the bold color contrast and the folds in the fabric. Where is this painting today? We would like to know.
The image comes from hundreds of index cards, which Helga, Diego’s widow kept to document Diego sales. Faded by time the old photos lost their OOMPF. Shown here is the index card and photo, next to what the painting may have looked like as originally envisioned by Diego. Stephen Max, Producer for the DVP, brought the beautiful young African girl in the painting back to life.
Here are links to the series the “Colorblind” presented by our DVP team. Diego embraced every skin color. Because in truth, ALL lives matter:
It was July 1980, Helga, Diego and Alessandra arrived for a visit to Stephen and Wendy Max’s home in Canada. During their visit, they had organized an exhibition of Diego’s works in Edmonton. Among the first paintings sold in Canada through this event was “Jeune Homme Musicien”. It was the first of many Diego’s purchased by Gisele and George Dean.
Read more in our Newsletter, produced by Stephen Max for the DIEGO VOCI PROJECT.
Stephen Max shares gratitude to all who participated in the 100th Year Celebration of DIEGO. Collectors poured in from everywhere to share their works, a new publication created and inspirations to what grabbed each collector when they purchased their Diego works. Diego was about the people and all those who saw and met along his life. To purchase this celebratory book click here: https://www.blurb.com/books/10242206-diego
“When I saw my first Diego I was taken by the skill and application of colours. My first purchased painting was titled “Impressions of Nuremberg” done in brown tones with lots of gold leaf on most of the spires of the buildings. The way it reflected sunlight was jaw dropping. I decided to track down this Artist. I went online in search of other works and found “The Diego Voci Project ” site and was mesmerized by the array of beautiful paintings in various styles and media offered for sale. This is how I communicated with Helga and through many emails arranged to purchase what I thought were still some exceptional works by Diego. I was so taken by Diego’s gifted talent and learned from Helga that her husband worked rapidly on each piece of art and from memory often using his imagination to the fullest. So now I’m the proud owner of approximately 40 oil on canvas, tempera and mixed media Diego’s.”
Leading Jim (in Canada) to assemble the 2nd largest collection of internationally collected artist Diego Artworks in the world.
Antonio DIEGO Voci loved his 3 ladies: Helga, Alessandra, and his dog “Lady”. Years before Diego met Helga in 1960, he had a pet lion of which Helga says “he had this lion for several months, from baby on until it started to become dangerous” . . . born in the #horoscope sign of the lion DIEGO lived his life to the fullest. Of death he said, “We are all dying, a quiet travel.”