Antonio DIEGO Voci, the World Traveler. Diego owner Jeff inherited this #vintage 1968, Oil on Canvas, DIEGO Painting titled #MEDINA. Below it is #MOROCCO MARKET owned by Diego’s great-nephew Chris. See more of the renditions DIEGO recalled from memory of his travels.
“The Artist of a Thousand Faces” Antonio Diego #Voci (1920-1985) internationally collected artist is mostly referred to as “Diego”. Part Two, much like Part One, reflects the exquisite mastery of Diego’s versatility. Unknown to many Diego #aficionados he created what appear to be ‘portraits’ of real people who posed – Diego actually did most from memory. Diego’s figurative #art includes the clear precision of the detailed features in faces shown in Part One of the “FACES SERIES” (click on link at bottom of post).
Having traveled throughout Europe and Morocco, Diego was also inspired by the indigenous people – again creating all from memory. Children were also depicted in various styles by Diego. Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, kept #Polaroids. The faded and definitely not as vivid as what you may have on your walls (or wish to have on your walls?) Diego loved life and lived to paint. In his words,
“I must to paint. To me is important the white canvas. On the canvas I begin again. This is my life.”
Many more faces to come – and not only here – we have many more social media outlets like YouTube, #Pinterest, Facebook, and more! Search GOOGLE “Diego Voci Project”, you’ll find Diego’s bio on Wikipedia, too. Written by Coop #Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian, since 1973, you’ll be amazed at Diego and his art! The DVP has archived more than 1,000 of his works. A couple more 1,000 to go! Send us your Diego art – or let someone you know that owns a “Diego” to contact us on our
…the place where #DiegoVoci™ published a series of prints handmade on special #lithostones in #1979, financed by Naffouj #Gallery.
Dr. Jawdat Naffouj, owner of Naffouj Gallery in Altstadt of Landstuhl, Germany.
During a live interview (2012) in Landstuhl, #Germany with Jawdat Naffouj of Naffouj Gallery, Jawdat shared with DiegoVoci™ #Art #Historian Coop Coorider, delivery slips for the Lithographs from Urbino, Italy. These lithographs are first edition signed by DiegoVoci™.
Jawdat Naffouj was not only instrumental to DiegoVoci™’s growth as an #artist but also a catalyst for influencing Diego to change his signature (from D.Voci to DIEGO).