Art Brokerage: Luigi Rocca Italian Artist: b. 1952. Italian Artist Luigi Rocca was born in Porpetto, near Udine, Italy. The second of three brothers, Luigi was born to Francesca and Edgardo Rocca on December 26, 1952. Painting, woodcarving, chalk drawing and clay modeling became Luigi's playful passions up through the years to the beginning of secondary school. His school books and notebooks were always closely connected to his artistic creativities. In 1980 Luigi deicded that it was time that the events that had allowed him to gain experience and maintain his lifestyle should come to a just end and that a new artistic cycle should begin. The years in Turin had been good. Luigi had worked with an art dealer of Turin, a man of considerable skill and with a nose for good business that had allowed him to work as an artist with a certain satisfactory economic success.At this point, however, Luigi wished to expand his horizons.The years in Turin had been good. Luigi Rocca had worked with an art dealer of Turin, a man of considerable skill and with a nose for good business that had allowed him to work as an artist with a certain satisfactory economic success. At this point, however, Rocca wished to expand his horizons. America beckoned to him. So, without losing touch with his beloved Realism, his art became more contemporary. In 1996 Luigi returned to Venice. In 1998 he exhibited at Art Expo in New York, and in the following years many personal exhibitions were organized in the United Staes, in New Orleans and San Francisco, and in Germany, in Berlin and Hamburg.After many years, Rocca returned to Venice. In 2004 he accepted an invitation from the city of San Donà di Piave, which, in collaboration with Gallery Melori & Rosenberg, organizeda large solo exhibition in the city's Civic Gallery entitled 'Hyperrealism Impressionism'. In September of the same year, the Jewish Museum of Venice invited him for the solo exhibition 'Luigi Rocca: A new experience. Jerushalaim - New York - Venice', which was - as always - a great success.
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