Piacenza: City of Artists
Born in Piacenza in 1897, worked all his life as an artist, and was always a protagonist (died in 1977).
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Former student of Francis Ghittoni to “Gazzola” (1908-1909), painter when he was already ‘finished’, as evidenced by the Friends of Art exhibition of 1922, which is measured with Mario Cavaglieri, with a scholarship he attended Brera lessons Alciati Ambrose (1923-1927).
At Bozzi Caimi Brera won the “best portrait painter.” He must be very special because it illustrates that as a student already “succeeding” and dedicated himself equally successfully to graphics, in the style of Dudovich and Cappiello.
In Milan, the center of arts of the “modern” twentieth century, a place that encouraged art ofr arts sakes.
In fact he had already had significant successes (he exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1932, 1940, in 1942, and 1950) and in ’34 he won first prize in the “First exhibition Emilian regional trade union ‘with the’ Model ‘ and then was hung in the Galleria Ricci Oddi.
Richetti was to succeed as fresco painter and sculptor; impressive acheivements indeed.
Piacenza Ricchetti was a master of colour and form.
Bibl. G. Maroussi, Ricchetti, Piacenza 1951; F. Arisi, Luciano Ricchetti, Piacenza, Friends of 1967, Luciano Ricchetti, selected works, Piacenza, Tip.Le.Co. 1990.