Coop bought the “Indianer” as a gift for Abel Sillas, one of Coop and Patti’s son-in-laws. Abel is from a “pueblo” north of Albuquerque and is a proud part Navajo Native American. Why is this significant? In 1973, Diego and his wife Helga on their 1st trip to the US included a Southwest destination. While there they traveled to several pueblos including Taos and Santa Fe. Diego rendered many a #Native-American from memory.
Abel Sillas married to Gabrielle, one of 6 daughters to Coop and Patti, helped raise two very talented, smart and very attractive children: Shane, 25, and Aliah, 21. Coop and Patti simply want to honor Abel for his role as a successful part in building their self-esteem, motivation and to make them feel loved. Shown here is the essence of good parenting! And, “Indianer” is an early b-day gift to Abel who only gets to celebrate every 4 years….
#Internationally Collected Artist Antonio Diego Voci honored “Madonna” (The word is from Italian ma #donna, meaning “my lady“) all throughout his life as he created “My #Lady” in many of his works of art.
In the days of celebrating Christmas, we honor “Madonna and Child” as Diego honored Mother and Child in every day of his life, with his family, with every work of art he created his passion for life and joy, and giving to others with his gifts was what “Christmas is all about”
Diego Voci; “Maternita” #361-461, 60x80cm oil on canvas, Private Collection of John Broderick, purchased in 1976 Karlsruhe, Germany.
This is the first of 6 Diego’s as we count each day to #Christmas Day.
To view a selection of Diego’s Madonna and Childs, here is a board honoring those works:
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 exquisite #painting title “Lady with Fur” was originally owned by a Colonel (who has since passed away). This painting was seen in a run-down home. A neighbor to the run-down home, Cheryl Gossman, went over as people were throwing the contents of the home in the trash. Cheryl saw this painting “Lady with Fur” across the room and inquired about having the painting. The individuals clearing out the house said “sure”. This painting is one of about 4000 oil paintings internationally collected #artist #Diego Voci completed during his lifetime (1920-1985).
Now this painting is seen, viewed and admired each day. You too, may find a #Diego anywhere to own and enjoy. This is a truth amongst the collectors we have identified to date over 1000 Diego paintings and drawings we have cataloged in the Diego Voci Estate Archive.
Contact the Diego Voci Project Team for any information on the painting or Captain Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diego VociAHAH! 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