As with many master painters, Diego Voci would return to variations of favorite subjects. (Claude Monet did hundreds of haystacks) This beautiful rendered Diego piece was purchased in Pirmasens, Germany by Signore Barcchetti on 31 March 1980 for $680.
Diego Voci; “Dorf auf Menorca” 60 x 80 cm. Helga Voci, widow of Diego, made the frame. (faded polaroid image of this painting)
Why would someone change their middle name to “Diego“? Google “Diego” and you get results for San Diego, Diego Rivera, Go Go Diego, children’s character. Antonio Diego Voci changed his middle name to Diego. Google Antonio Diego Voci, click on images and be amazed to view artworks by “Diego” Voci.
“#Diego” as he wanted the world to know him, rejected his birth middle name “Innocenzo”. Being the youngest of three boys by fifteen years, that sweet little newborn was the picture of innocence (Italian: innocenza). Diego wanted to be seen as anything but innocent. The family pet childhood name “Toto” was enough to bear. “Diego told me he never liked his middle name,” said Helga Drössler Voci, wife. “Innocenzo” is conspicuous by its official document absence in Diego’s life. Innocenzo was discovered only on his birth certificate (see below). After that it is “Antonio Voci” until 1976 when “Diego” is slipped into a government document.” – Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia
“In 1976, the metamorphosis of Diego for his middle name was completed by Diego on at least one official document when he registered residence in Taunusstein (by Wiesbaden) at the time he and Helga purchased their first and last home and studio. The name is “Antonio Diego Voci”, finally official recognition of Diego on a government document” (see below)
The Diego Voci Project shares Diego’s portrayal of this dream he had as a member of the circus (in this faded Polaroid image of Le Cirque) . How many figures can you count? Did you see the large banana shaped smiling face in the left hand corner? Which figure do you think is Diego?
Diego Voci Project has a Buy or Borrow program to acquire the best works for a future Major Museum Exhibition. Contact us at email@example.com.
This masterly rendered canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) is titled Jeunes Filles a la Fenêtre (Young Girl at the Window). It was purchased by Eugene Pizzo Jr. in Spangdahlem on August 7, 1980 for $940. This is one of a few thousand Diego works (including drawings) still scattered around the world.
As a viewer you are hereby anointed as a scout. Go hunting. They could be anywhere in any country on a wall, under the bed, in a garage, in a yard sale, in a gallery, on eBay. They are out there somewhere. Help make Diego Voci history complete. firstname.lastname@example.org
Top: Diego (old faded Polaroid image) ; Bottom: Cezanne
“Diego never copied” said the widow, Helga of her internationally collected artist husband Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). Others who knew Diego confirmed he did everything from either memory or pure creativity. The experienced eye can spot Cezanne’s influence but, the work remains distinctly Diego. (Check out the #pears).
Helga found this faded (the rich color is gone) Polaroid indicating Joseph Di Giacinto paid only $380 in Stuttgart, #Germany in 1975. “Hey Joseph!” Contact us at diegovociproject.com.
Worldly acclaimed Edgar Degas (1834-1917) and Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) both equine illustrators exemplar. Examples of Diego’s compilation of horses is the first set and Degas is the second set of image.
The purpose of including 2 images (positioned in the center in the first set) by Diego is to find them today so we can bring their provenance up to date. If you see them, contact us at email@example.com.
All we know to date is the top center one was posted on Artifact Collectors by Nadja, we believe in Germany. And the bottom center image was purchased originally by Col. Harrington back in 1975.
The team at Diego Voci Project joins New Yorker and its chosen artist Kadir Nelson for this day of liberty in wishing one and all a Happy 4th of July.
Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) noted in Wikipedia embraced all peoples for his subjects. The evidence is in his thousands of oil paintings. Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images” to see the large collection Google has selected. The Diego Voci Project (DVP) is seeking to find and catalog the many hundreds of Diego Voci canvases scattered around the world. www.diegovociproject.com
This is a faded Polaroid of a internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85) painting titled: “Don Quichote and Sancho Panza” oil on canvas 60x80cm which was originally purchased about 1975 by Herr Schmalz.
The Diego Voci Project is seeking the whereabouts of Herr Schmalz and this painting.
Helga, widow of Diego, shared with us her memory “as far as I can remember Herr Schmalz was the director of the Canadian Officers Club in Baden Baden, Germany.”