#DIEGO VOCI HAS INLUENCED OTHER #ARTISTS

One of the artists, Christa Volkert-Vogel in Germany who met Diego several times on Diego’s travels to the #Schwarzwald (Black Forest) area, in this case #Offenburg. She not only loved Diego’s master artistry, Christa says “he greatly affected my art.” Christa purchased 5 DIEGO artworks, “La Lettura per il Teatro” (Reading for the Theatre), which she acquired on October 26, 1980, is shown here:

La lettura per il Teatro - 9802-100 80x70cm DM2000 26 OCT 1980 Lahr

#DIEGO VOCI “La Lettura per il Teatro” (80x70cm, Oil on Canvas, 9802-100)

Christa remembers, “In my youth I had courses at the “Painters Vocational School” in Lahr, with several regional artists including Diego Voci, an internationally known artist and compelling contemporary painter. Thus a sound foundation was created that would help me in my future endeavors. After many years of  making it my hobby, I studied art in 1998 at the Academy of Fine Arts in LahrYears later I also taught there.”

(“In meiner Jugendzeit hatte ich an der Malerfachschule in Lahr, bei mehreren regionalen Malern sowie bei Diego Voci, einem überregional bekannten Künstler und überzeugenden Maler der Gegenwart, Kurse belegt. So wurde eine fundierte Grundlage geschaffen, die mir später zu einem Kunststudium verhelfen würde.”)

Christa also recalls one day that Diego was drawing several flower-themed artworks and says her own renderings were highly influenced from that one day forward!

Christa Flowers and her Diego Flowers 2015

DIEGO VOCI “Flowers” Tempera on Paper (Left) owned by Christa and her own #Flowers

Enjoy more of Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) masterpieces in the first DIEGO VOCI    PROJECT deluxe coffee-table book: “The Beauty of Diego

View here for Free:  www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

GOOGLE “Diego Voci”. CLICK “Images” See just a part of #DIEGO’s world of art!

 

 

 

BOYS WITH MELON …WHERE IS THIS PAINTING?

Boys with Melon #4802-068 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci; “Boys with Melon” #4802-068 oil on canvas 60x80cm

Captain Lambert purchased this painting in April of 1980 at Lahr, Canadian AFB in Germany.

We have no information on whether Captain Lambert still owns this painting or the whereabouts.

Diego, love of food as an Italian, seems to capture people with their emotions and a relation to food.

To understand the creative nature of Diego, click here Antonio Diego Voci Biography Wikipedia   authored by Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973.

Contact the Diego Voci Project Team for any information on the painting or Captain Lambert at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

Update:

Diego Voci AHAH! Kami Cooprider here! I came in this afternoon and saw this great post. It looked familiar. Voila! Carole Hackenbeck and her hubby Claude own it. Here is what she wrote to us late last year: “Hi, my husband is number 8 of a 10 children family. Number 7, his brother Michel was a major in the Canadian air-force and was stationed in Germany for a few years and he bought this painting! Unfortunately he died of a massive heart attack in September 1988 at the age of 39!! Our third son was born on September 30th 1988 which is the date of Diego Voci’s passing [Actual date of Death is August 10, 1985]!! His parents cherished this painting and when both were diseased the 9 siblings had a drawing to share the objects that everyone wanted and my husband won the painting which we love and reminds us of his closest brother!!!” and here is the Index card with Helga Voci handwritten info on Major Michel Lambert, Claude’s brother. Our Diego Voci Project Team will continue posting more of the the ‘lost’ paintings! Greetings from the DVP, Coop, Stephen Max and Lisa Camargo 

Boys with Melon #4802-068 back of index card

WHY DO #ARTCOLLECTORS HOLD ON TO THEIR #DIEGO VOCI WORKS OF #ART?

An example from Diego collector James McClean… shares his two Diego paintings Old Man 31 ½ x 24 #1293-9 and Shepper 31 ½ x 24 #1967-68.

Old Man #1293-9, 31 12 x 24

Shepper #1967-68 31 12 x 24

I have 2 Diego paintings each 80 x 60cm. Both were bought in Zweibruecken from Joy Gibson at showings she had at the RCAF base. The first I purchased in the fall of 1968, The Shepherd, and at another showing in 1969 I got The Old Man. Unfortunately my posting to Germany was only for two years otherwise I’m certain that I would have owned more of Diego’s work.

These two paintings have always been the focal point of our living room and my wife and I enjoy them as much today as when we first saw them. Both paintings have been willed to our eldest daughter one of whom was born in Lahr where I was stationed so they will be staying in our family.”

Writings from Diego Collectors builds the notoriety for Diego Voci and all of his works. We would love to hear from more of our Collectors. In fact, consider writing a chapter in first person for the next Diego biography book.

FOOTNOTE: Joy Naffouj (nee. Gibson) is the former Canadian art dealer who influenced the signature change from A. Voci to DIEGO.

AC 2/3/2014 #165