Diego Voci’s Birthplace: Via Regina Elena, 85 Gasperina (CZ) Italy
95 years ago today in a tiny village of Gasperina, Tailor Guiseppe Antonio Voci’s wife Messina Arcangela gave birth to her second of three sons, Antonio Innocenzo Voci, destined to become the internationally collected artist known as “Diego Voci”.
Like his 2 brothers, Diego attended tailoring school in Reggio, learning skills he would apply designing clothes for himself and ladies of his liking, click on link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#1920.E2.80.931938:_early_life. But art was his true love. “I must to paint”. Diego did not hear his father’s advice “The God of art does not give bread”.
Diego would draw incessantly. 4,000 oil painted canvases and thousands of works on paper. Yet in the elite art world Diego Voci remained unknown. That is beginning to change as his exceptional talent is being discovered by a New Generation. Diego Voci Project is searching for and cataloging Diego’s art in the world’s only Diego Voci Archive. Please help us fine them all.
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AC DV History #74 5/5/2012
Cheryl McCarra Fairchild and her husband Dan were stationed in Germany from 1974-1977 in the Karlsruhe area. Cheryl remembered to Kami (Diego Voci Project):
“I met Diego for the first time at an OWC (Officer’s Wives Club Luncheon). I fell in love with Diego’s work and his personality. I wanted to buy an oil painting. On a Lieutenant’s salary we eventually settled for 3 Diego lithographs which we bought over time from Lillian Dussard.”
“When our family retired to the US in Georgia years later, I started searching online for DIEGO paintings. I found our first oil painting: “Giovene Ragazza”. The profile reminded me of my mother”.
Diego’s vibrant and bright colors in the scarves almost contradict the calm serene and fine features of her eyes and lips.
“Diego actually asked me to model for him. At the time I had two small children and saw no way to do that. I’m kicking myself now!”
Though Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, states;
“Diego rarely used models, Diego painted from memory.”
Helga was referring to studio models. Evidence is frequent that out of the studio face to face in the moment, a face of a woman or man, young or old, would inspire Diego. Example: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page9.html#91027; an interesting story of a black beauty with intriguing eyes.
And stay tuned for more exciting news from the Fairchild’s and the “New Generation”.
This is just one of many examples of the impact Diego had on people. Please share your stories like these at www.diegovociproject.com or
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22 July 2015 AC ADV #472
This painting signed “D. Voci 1964” is an important historical find. Why?
It fills a gap. We have images of 2 watercolors Diego did as a gift to his nephew Tony signed D. Voci 1957 when they traveled Europe together. We have the larger realism “Alt und Yung” signed “A.Voci” when Schlossgalerie, Zurich provided Diego a studio for R. Buri’s wealthy clients. All three are represented in the Wikipedia biography Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
Where were Helga and Diego living in 1964? Helga wrote:
“We came to a small medieval town in northern Italy, called Asolo with only 1000 inhabitants. We rented an apartment in a very old house in the middle of the town with a big terrace and Diego made his first real Studio. He mostly sold in Zurich in the Schloßgalerie.”
The “Diego” signature began in 1965 with Joy Gibson, a Canadian art dealer. That signature would dominate all others for the next 20 years.
Mike Kennedy is part of the “New Generation” of “Diego” collectors through the inheritance of his mother’s portrait. Mike reached us through diegovoci.com and we requested additional information. We await with eagerness the photos of his family and Diego.
To all viewers who had any experience with Diego, tell us. Photos, too. You may not think a sentence or two is important but it is… as you can see in the above email correspondence from just one collector.
AC P of W #250 2/19/2015
Chris V. had it right when he said, “Each movement had its great masters, but there are very few who could create art unconfined by a single style like Diego.”
The Diego Voci Project just received a cubistic portrayal of Venice from Diego collectors Morton Family after waiting 40 years to find them again. They’ve owned a large Diego Collection since that time.
The Diego Voci Project has seen many exceptional cubist interpretations by Diego and “Gondole” ranks at or near the top. We have asked the Morton’s for a better image reproducible for the Diego Archive, but, we couldn’t wait to share this masterful Diego art work with all of our members of the Addicted Diego Collectors Club. Also to tempt the “New Generation” of art collectors to seek out and own a Diego.
Many of the original Diego collectors who bought directly from Diego (1965 thru 1985) are dead, dying or downsizing and their paintings are coming on the market everywhere. People in the know are buying at very low prices from people who don’t know the significance of Diego’s great body of artwork.
Google “Diego Voci” to learn more.
AC P of W #246 12/24/2014
TIP: As you give thanks for your 2014 investments, consider adding flavor to your new year with art that you can appreciate on your walls as it appreciates in your asset balance sheet.
The “New Generation” of Diego Collectors is instrumental in carrying forward the Diego Legacy that the all-volunteer Diego Voci Project is documenting.
Google “Diego Voci” to learn more.
While we’re gone:
1. Keep looking for the lost art of Diego Voci. At least 3,000 more to go! Bargains abound!
2. We’ll “Buy or Borrow” the best for a future Major Diego Museum Exhibition
3. Welcome to the “New Generation” of Diego collectors discovering his art for the first time as those aged addicted Diego collectors who hoarded his work for 30 and 40 years are downsizing or have felt this earth.
4. Google: Diego Voci. Click “Images” while you are there. Prepare to be amazed.