Included in the Lockhart Gallery exhibition is Fidanza's reproductive print of a portrait from Raphel's "Transfiguration" in S. Pietro a Montorio, which was moved to the Vatican gallery.
GENESEO, N.Y. -- The first known public exhibition in the United States of 18th century Italian artist Paolo Fidanza's reproductive prints will be on display March 22 - May 5 at SUNY Geneseo's Lockhart Gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Fidanza produced his own paintings and prints at his studio in Rome but also created prints that were reproductions of famous paintings for distribution throughout Europe so that renowned works could be studied by other artists and art students. Art collectors sought these reproductive prints and they helped American colonial-era artists learn their craft.
The student-centered exhibit if the first of its kind in the galleries at Geneseo. Lynette Bosch, professor of art at Geneseo, directed seminar students Pam Elder, Lauren Recny, Corrine Smith, Olivia Cammisa Frost and Laura Palmer, all of whom conducted research on Fidanza and the prints.
The Lockhart Gallery is at 26 Main St. in Geneseo. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
For more information on the exhibition, call 585-245-5813.
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