La Revolte by Diego Voci #251-201 70x80cm oil on canvas
We would like to locate this Diego Voci painting. All we know is the last name SOULE, as the original buyer on 24 April 1975. “LA REVOLTE” is by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). The price paid 42 years ago was $720 in Germany, in the home studio where Diego and wife Helga lived. Diego was about people, a master at making them come alive. Help us find this Diego work of art.
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
Modigliani was one of the modern master painters who inspired Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) “Artist of a Thousand Faces”.
Here is a work by Diego Voci from the collection of Jacqueline Risch of Germany that gives hints of the Modigliani influence while remaining distinctly Diego.
To see more Google “Diego Voci” then click “Images”.
Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia biography states:
Diego thrived on camaraderie as did other artists before him, such as Amedeo Modigliani, both “figurative” artists, both Italian born, both migrated to Paris. Among Diego’s many facets was a drive never to be poor, never to live a tormented drug ridden life of Amedeo Modigliani who at age 35 “died in Paris exacerbated by poverty only one exhibition to his credit.” or the tortured life of Vincent van Gogh who died at age 37, with only one painting purchased in his lifetime. Diego greatly admired the exceptional work of both artists, but, unlike both artists who found few buyers for their work, in their lifetime, Diego did for his.
If you thought it was the bottom one you would not be alone. The top painting that sold on February 28, 2017 for $25 million dollars at Christie’s in London is not the typical bold style Gauguin is known for (Google “Gauguin images“).
The lower painting is by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) from the private collection of Patti and Coop Cooprider. Google has selected a few dozen of Diego Voci art works for display in their gallery of Diego Voci Images. Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images”.
We are the Diego Voci Project, an all volunteer group assisting the Diego Voci Estate spreading the awareness of the great internationally collected artist Diego Voci and cataloging all of Diego Voci’s works of art in the Estate’s Archive.
Tony and Stacie Westbrook share their #heartfelt #story of their Diego Voci painting title “Petit Village de Montague” and how this #painting holds many years of memories for them.
In Tony’s words:
My wife and I purchased this piece while living in Germany and serving with the US military around 1982. We seem to recall that we purchased it at an art show probably held at the Officers Club in either Stuttgart or Heidelberg. We were living in Heilbronn at the time. Over the years we have collected many pieces of art – originals and limited prints – yet this piece (Petit Village de Montague) remains our absolute favorite. It is a constant reminder of our time in Europe and what we took on as a very young married couple. I am happy to say that after 37 years we are still very happily married and that this piece always gets the most prominent spot in the house. It has been all over the United States and has been enjoyed by countless numbers of our friends. Its simplicity, warmth, and mixture of color/contrast make it a wonderful piece to gaze at and enjoy for a lifetime. This painting is one of my most prized processions and I will never part with it.
“Petit Village de Montague” as painted by Diego, represented all that we loved about out time in Europe while allowing our imagination to constantly explore who lived in village, where the village was, what the families experienced, endured, and enjoyed about their town. The painting just brought forth positive feelings and thoughts which is what drew us to it.
This is one example of stories we receive from collectors of Diego Voci’s work of art. The Diego Voci Estate dreams of one day to find a generous benefactor to sponsor a major museum exhibition… in the meantime take a tour of Diego’s virtual museum: https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM