Andrew Bucci

Bucci was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. At twenty-five he had his first solo exhibition by the Mississippi Art Association and won first place in watercolor at the Memphis Biennial. He has been an artist for more than sixty years, studying in the 30’s with artist Marie Hull. He majored in architectural engineering at Louisiana State University and worked as a meteorologist. While serving in W.W. II, he studied at the Academie Julian. He received B. F. A. and M. F. A. degrees from the Art Institute in Chicago. Although he has lived in the Washington, D.C., area much of his life, he has presented a major body of his work to the Mississippi Museum of Art. His paintings in oil and watercolor have been exhibited in many prestigious institutions, including the Smithsonian. In 2009 he received the Mississippi Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. (Photo of Andrew Bucci by Nancy Jacobs)