Andrew Bucci Art

Artist's Bio

Brown's Fine Art is pleased to present the work of Andrew Bucci (1922-2014) who is considered of Mississippi's greatest artists.  Please call to inquire about any pieces you see here or if you have any questions about the work of Andrew Bucci.  We continue to get works in from the Estate of Andrew Bucci and if there is a particular style or image of Mr. Bucci's you are interested in please give us a call at 601-982-4844

ANDREW BUCCI (1922-2014) 

From faces to figures and landscapes to color impressions, Andrew Bucci’s paintings have stood the test of time.  For 8 decades of studying, teaching, traveling and experiencing art of all walks of life, Mr. Bucci separated himself from the pack.  What is it about his work that made him one of the most admired, most collected and most honored of all of Mississippi’s prestigious artists?

In 1984, when Brown’s approached Andrew Bucci about representation in their newly opened gallery, no one could have predicted that he would become Brown’s most prolific and best-selling artist.  Early on in marketing the art of Mr. Bucci, about the only people interested in collecting his unmistakable style were fellow artists who had been around and knew about the many contributions he had made to the art community in Mississippi.  Discussing his style, artists in the know commented on his use of color combinations, how they normally wouldn’t be shown together, but Mr. Bucci did and made them work.  Other artists would discuss his free handed simple style that looks almost child-like but in reality is masterful and impossible to duplicate.

Along the way, Mr. Bucci introduced viewers to Daphne from mythology, Dante’s trip to Hell, numerous Saints, Christ’s resurrection as well as familiar places such as his hometown of Vicksburg, MS, Dover, Delaware, New York City, Chicago and other places he lived or visited.  One of his most memorable and popular series were his Mississippi and Delta cotton landscapes.  One of these paintings was shown at the Lauren Rogers Museum in Laurel, where it garnered national focus from visitors across the country.  Puffy fields of cotton seamlessly become puffy cotton like clouds in that particular painting which defines a trademark of Mr. Bucci’s body of work. 

Throughout his life, Mr. Bucci was able to capture the world around him as seen through the very distinctive and stylish spectacles that were one of his trademarks.  Hairstyles from the fashion models of the 1940’s along with the distinct 40’s dresses are treated with care and beauty by Mr. Bucci, who studied the fashion of the day along with Japanese wood block prints in the 1960’s.  You can see the influence that these blocks had on not only Mr. Bucci’s work but other greats of the day like Matisse. 

In the late 60’s, influences of color from the changing culture made its way into Andrew Bucci’s paintings.  Fiery oranges, greens, reds, purples and floral motifs are just some of the highlights that can be found in his work at this time. 

One of the many joys in collecting the work of a great artist is to buy one from each era and be able to hang them side by side as if they were joined together by a thread of time.  From humble beginnings, Andrew Bucci emerged and flourished at the top of the heap of great Mississippi artists, thanks in part to the great influences he had, but also from a truly God-given talent that has transformed and inspired generations.

AB-108 1953-54 Untitled nude 18 x 22 oil on paper.jpg
AB-108 1953-54 Untitled nude 18 x 22 oil on paper.jpg
AB-107 1950's Untitled Female face in hands 24 x 18 oil on paper.jpg
AB-107 1950's Untitled Female face in hands 24 x 18 oil on paper.jpg
AB-106 Tree on a Hill gouache and charcoal  on paper.jpg
AB-106 Tree on a Hill gouache and charcoal on paper.jpg
AB-105 1953-54 Reclining Figue 19 x 24 ink on paper.jpg
AB-105 1953-54 Reclining Figue 19 x 24 ink on paper.jpg
AB-104 1953-54 Standing Figure 22.5 x 19.5 oil on paper.jpg
AB-104 1953-54 Standing Figure 22.5 x 19.5 oil on paper.jpg
AB-103 22October1968 Daphne Variation 22.5 x 17.5 oil and charcoal on paper.jpg
AB-103 22October1968 Daphne Variation 22.5 x 17.5 oil and charcoal on paper.jpg
AB-102 25June1969 12 x 9 colored pencil on paper.jpg
AB-102 25June1969 12 x 9 colored pencil on paper.jpg
AB-101 22February1967 22Feb1967 12 x 9 colored pencil on paper.jpg
AB-101 22February1967 22Feb1967 12 x 9 colored pencil on paper.jpg
AB-099 12May1968 Woman in blue skirt 12 x 9 colored pencil and ink on paper.jpg
AB-099 12May1968 Woman in blue skirt 12 x 9 colored pencil and ink on paper.jpg
AB-098 14July1967 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal on paper.jpg
AB-098 14July1967 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal on paper.jpg
AB-097 14July1967 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal on paper (2).jpg
AB-097 14July1967 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal on paper (2).jpg
AB-095 12May1968 12 x 9 watercolor and colored pencil on paper.jpg
AB-095 12May1968 12 x 9 watercolor and colored pencil on paper.jpg
AB-094 1963 Untitled Female Figure 11 x 8.5 colored pencil and ink on paper.jpg
AB-094 1963 Untitled Female Figure 11 x 8.5 colored pencil and ink on paper.jpg
AB-093 1963 Untitled Figure w fringed robe 11 x 8.5 colored pencil  and ink on paper.jpg
AB-093 1963 Untitled Figure w fringed robe 11 x 8.5 colored pencil and ink on paper.jpg
AB-092 1966 Untitled Figure w billowy shirt 11 x 8.5 colored pencil and ink on paper.jpg
AB-092 1966 Untitled Figure w billowy shirt 11 x 8.5 colored pencil and ink on paper.jpg
AB-091 27November1966 11 x 8.5 colored pencil and ink on paper.jpg
AB-091 27November1966 11 x 8.5 colored pencil and ink on paper.jpg
AB-089 October 5, 1968 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal on paper.jpg
AB-089 October 5, 1968 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal on paper.jpg
AB-088 7May1968  12 x 9 colored pencil on paper.jpg
AB-088 7May1968 12 x 9 colored pencil on paper.jpg
AB-087 14July1967 12 x 9 watercolor on paper.jpg
AB-087 14July1967 12 x 9 watercolor on paper.jpg
AB-086 5October1968 12 x 9 watercolor and gouache on paper.jpg
AB-086 5October1968 12 x 9 watercolor and gouache on paper.jpg
AB-085 1952-56 Untitled Face 12 x 9 watercolor and oil pastel on paper.jpg
AB-085 1952-56 Untitled Face 12 x 9 watercolor and oil pastel on paper.jpg
AB-084 1953-54 Untitled Face 12 x 9 watercolor on paper.jpg
AB-084 1953-54 Untitled Face 12 x 9 watercolor on paper.jpg
AB-083 1952-56 12 x 9 watercolor and oil pastel on paper.jpg
AB-083 1952-56 12 x 9 watercolor and oil pastel on paper.jpg
AB-080 30July2011 Face with swirls 9 x 6 color pencil.jpg
AB-080 30July2011 Face with swirls 9 x 6 color pencil.jpg
AB-079 July 2009 Figure Arms out 9 x 6 color pencil.jpg
AB-079 July 2009 Figure Arms out 9 x 6 color pencil.jpg
AB-078 July 2009 Reclining Figure 9 x 6 color pencil.jpg
AB-078 July 2009 Reclining Figure 9 x 6 color pencil.jpg
AB-076 4Aug1994 Figure in Willows 9 x 6 color pencil.jpg
AB-076 4Aug1994 Figure in Willows 9 x 6 color pencil.jpg
AB-072 22Oct1968 Daphne 22.5 x 17.5 pastel.jpg
AB-072 22Oct1968 Daphne 22.5 x 17.5 pastel.jpg
AB-071 1959-62 Falling Man 22.5 x 17.jpg
AB-071 1959-62 Falling Man 22.5 x 17.jpg
AB-069 1950 Untitled Abstract Figure 12.jpg
AB-069 1950 Untitled Abstract Figure 12.jpg
AB-068 1950 Untitled Woman in dress 12.jpg
AB-068 1950 Untitled Woman in dress 12.jpg
AB-061 2Sept1984 Untitled black and orange figure 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-061 2Sept1984 Untitled black and orange figure 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-060 December 1962 Untitled Figure Circle Head 11 x 8.jpg
AB-060 December 1962 Untitled Figure Circle Head 11 x 8.jpg
AB-058 1956-60 Untitled Reclining Figure 11 x 8.jpg
AB-058 1956-60 Untitled Reclining Figure 11 x 8.jpg
AB-057 1956-60 Untitled Seated Figure 11 x 8.jpg
AB-057 1956-60 Untitled Seated Figure 11 x 8.jpg
AB-034 Abstract Landscape 1958-59 18 x 24 watercolor and charcoal on paper.JPG
AB-034 Abstract Landscape 1958-59 18 x 24 watercolor and charcoal on paper.JPG
AB-029 Daphne 15Sept1976 12 x 9 watercolor and carbon pencil.JPG
AB-029 Daphne 15Sept1976 12 x 9 watercolor and carbon pencil.JPG
AB-018 Blue and yellow on black 1953-59 12 x 9 watercolor and ink.JPG
AB-018 Blue and yellow on black 1953-59 12 x 9 watercolor and ink.JPG
AB-014 Lady 1950's 11 x 8.5 watercolor.JPG
AB-014 Lady 1950's 11 x 8.5 watercolor.JPG
AB-012  Female 2June2009 12 x 9 watercolor.JPG
AB-012 Female 2June2009 12 x 9 watercolor.JPG
AB-003 Figure 1952-56 12 x 9 ink and watercolor.jpg
AB-003 Figure 1952-56 12 x 9 ink and watercolor.jpg
AB-002 Figure Falling 1956-60 12 x 9 pen and ink.JPG
AB-002 Figure Falling 1956-60 12 x 9 pen and ink.JPG