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-303 28Sept1986 Figure Raised Arm 12 x 9 pencil and ink.jpg
AB-303 28Sept1986 Figure Raised Arm 12 x 9 pencil and ink.jpg
AB-301 26Aug1986 Face turquoise eyes 12 x 9 pencil and charcoal.jpg
AB-301 26Aug1986 Face turquoise eyes 12 x 9 pencil and charcoal.jpg
AB-298 1Aug1985 Untitled Face 12 x 9 pencil and ink.jpg
AB-298 1Aug1985 Untitled Face 12 x 9 pencil and ink.jpg
AB-296 3Aug1985 Face blue eyes 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-296 3Aug1985 Face blue eyes 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-295 June 1962 Gray abstract red dots 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-295 June 1962 Gray abstract red dots 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-294 1950s Head with native markings 10 x 8 watercolor.jpg
AB-294 1950s Head with native markings 10 x 8 watercolor.jpg
AB-292 27Sept1995 Creek-Vertical 14 x 11 watercolor.jpg
AB-292 27Sept1995 Creek-Vertical 14 x 11 watercolor.jpg
AB-291 18Oct1995 Where the Creek Bends 11 x 14 watercolor.jpg
AB-291 18Oct1995 Where the Creek Bends 11 x 14 watercolor.jpg
AB-289 13May1986 Dancing figure green blue red 24 x 18 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-289 13May1986 Dancing figure green blue red 24 x 18 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-288 24Jan1988 Brown green figure in yeallow 24 x 18 watercolor gouache charcoal.jpg
AB-288 24Jan1988 Brown green figure in yeallow 24 x 18 watercolor gouache charcoal.jpg
AB-287 1956 Seated figure facing backward 24 x 18 oil on paper.jpg
AB-287 1956 Seated figure facing backward 24 x 18 oil on paper.jpg
AB-284 28June1988 Abstract blues and pinks 23 x 29 oil on paper.jpg
AB-284 28June1988 Abstract blues and pinks 23 x 29 oil on paper.jpg
AB-283 28Mar1984 Untitled blue and red 18 x 24 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-283 28Mar1984 Untitled blue and red 18 x 24 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-282 Undated 1950's Art Institute of Chicago-era 24 x 18 oil on paper.jpg
AB-282 Undated 1950's Art Institute of Chicago-era 24 x 18 oil on paper.jpg
AB-280 28July2012 By Water-Red clothed figure in abstract landscape 12 x 9 watercolor.jpg
AB-280 28July2012 By Water-Red clothed figure in abstract landscape 12 x 9 watercolor.jpg
AB-279 26July2012 Figure in Orange with multicolor curlicues 12 x 9 watercolor.jpg
AB-279 26July2012 Figure in Orange with multicolor curlicues 12 x 9 watercolor.jpg
AB-273 25July1984 Woodland Series III 12 x 9 watercolor.jpg
AB-273 25July1984 Woodland Series III 12 x 9 watercolor.jpg
AB-268 23Sept1976 Daphne Red blue black 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-268 23Sept1976 Daphne Red blue black 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-267 3Nov1975 Figure with blue orange green dashes 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-267 3Nov1975 Figure with blue orange green dashes 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-265 14Sept1989 Figure arm raised 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-265 14Sept1989 Figure arm raised 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-264 1July1989 Brown figure black and blue 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-264 1July1989 Brown figure black and blue 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-262 21Aug1998 Abstract landscape 12 x 9 watercolor.jpg
AB-262 21Aug1998 Abstract landscape 12 x 9 watercolor.jpg
AB-259 1949-51 Woman's face with hat 9.5 x 7 pen and ink.jpg
AB-259 1949-51 Woman's face with hat 9.5 x 7 pen and ink.jpg
AB-258 1949-51 Woman's face dark hair 9.5 x 7 pen and ink.jpg
AB-258 1949-51 Woman's face dark hair 9.5 x 7 pen and ink.jpg
AB-257 1949-51 Face Bald 9.5 x 7 pen and ink.jpg
AB-257 1949-51 Face Bald 9.5 x 7 pen and ink.jpg
AB-256 15Sept2013 Recliining figure in green 12 x 9 watercolor and ink.jpg
AB-256 15Sept2013 Recliining figure in green 12 x 9 watercolor and ink.jpg
AB-255 15Sept2013 Daphne with orange leaves 12 x 9 watercolor and ink.jpg
AB-255 15Sept2013 Daphne with orange leaves 12 x 9 watercolor and ink.jpg
AB-254 - Seated Nude, Yellow Chair, 26 June 1970, 22.5x17.5
AB-254 - Seated Nude, Yellow Chair, 26 June 1970, 22.5x17.5
AB-250 - Abstract, 1960s, 22x17.5
AB-250 - Abstract, 1960s, 22x17.5
AB-249 - Abstract, 1960s, 22x17.5
AB-249 - Abstract, 1960s, 22x17.5
AB-248 - Abstract, 1959-62, 22.5x17.5
AB-248 - Abstract, 1959-62, 22.5x17.5
AB-244 - Abstract, 11 November 1963, 22.5x17.5
AB-244 - Abstract, 11 November 1963, 22.5x17.5
AB-241 - Abstract, 1959-62, 17.5x22.5
AB-241 - Abstract, 1959-62, 17.5x22.5
AB-239 - Abstract Figure, 1950s, 14.5x11.5
AB-239 - Abstract Figure, 1950s, 14.5x11.5
AB-238 - Abstract Figure, 1952-53, 14.5x11.5
AB-238 - Abstract Figure, 1952-53, 14.5x11.5
AB-236 - Abstract Figure, 1952-53, 14.5x11.5
AB-236 - Abstract Figure, 1952-53, 14.5x11.5
AB-235 - Abstract Figure, 1950s, 14.5x11.5
AB-235 - Abstract Figure, 1950s, 14.5x11.5
AB-233 - Red Figure, 1950s, 14.5x11.5
AB-233 - Red Figure, 1950s, 14.5x11.5
AB-232 - Battlefield, 9 April 1984, 18x24
AB-232 - Battlefield, 9 April 1984, 18x24
AB-231 - Abstract, 29 January 1974, 22.5x17.5
AB-231 - Abstract, 29 January 1974, 22.5x17.5
AB-226 - Figure, 15 September 1995, 12x9
AB-226 - Figure, 15 September 1995, 12x9
AB-222 - Face, 4 August 1995, 12x9
AB-222 - Face, 4 August 1995, 12x9
AB-221 - Figure, 9 October 1995, 12x9
AB-221 - Figure, 9 October 1995, 12x9
AB-220 - Falling Man 4, 24 January 1996, 11x8.5
AB-220 - Falling Man 4, 24 January 1996, 11x8.5
AB-219 - Falling Man 3, 24 January 1996, 11x8.5
AB-219 - Falling Man 3, 24 January 1996, 11x8.5
AB-218 - Falling Man 2, 24 January 1996, 11x8.5
AB-218 - Falling Man 2, 24 January 1996, 11x8.5
AB-217 - Falling Man, 24 January 1996, 11x8.5
AB-217 - Falling Man, 24 January 1996, 11x8.5
AB-213  - Nude, 1950-51, 24 x 19, oil on paper
AB-213 - Nude, 1950-51, 24 x 19, oil on paper
AB-209 -  Figure, 30 August 1980, 22.5 x 17.5, oil on paper
AB-209 - Figure, 30 August 1980, 22.5 x 17.5, oil on paper
AB-207 -  Figure, 17 February 1988, 24 x 18, oil and charcoal on paper
AB-207 - Figure, 17 February 1988, 24 x 18, oil and charcoal on paper
AB-203 -  Standing Nude, 18 August 1992, 12 x 9 pencil on paper
AB-203 - Standing Nude, 18 August 1992, 12 x 9 pencil on paper
AB-202 - Seated Nude, 18 August 1992, 12 x 9 pencil on paper
AB-202 - Seated Nude, 18 August 1992, 12 x 9 pencil on paper
AB-190 - Figure, 19 August 1999, 9 x 6 watercolor on paper
AB-190 - Figure, 19 August 1999, 9 x 6 watercolor on paper
AB-189 - Figure, 23 August 1999, 9 x 6 watercolor on paper
AB-189 - Figure, 23 August 1999, 9 x 6 watercolor on paper
AB-175  Sun Splash, 22 November 1986, 17.5 x 22.5 charcoal and oil
AB-175 Sun Splash, 22 November 1986, 17.5 x 22.5 charcoal and oil
AB-168  - Figure, 24 January 1988, 24 x 18 oil on paper
AB-168 - Figure, 24 January 1988, 24 x 18 oil on paper
AB-165 - Daphne, 23October1972,  22.5 x 17.5 charcoal and oil
AB-165 - Daphne, 23October1972, 22.5 x 17.5 charcoal and oil
AB-161 - Figure, 3 July 1988, 24 x 18 charcoal and oil
AB-161 - Figure, 3 July 1988, 24 x 18 charcoal and oil
AB-160 - Figure, 19 January 1983, 22.5 x 17.5 oil on paper
AB-160 - Figure, 19 January 1983, 22.5 x 17.5 oil on paper
AB-134 - Figure, 20 February 1992, 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal
AB-134 - Figure, 20 February 1992, 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal
AB-131 - Figure in Dress 3, 1959 -62, 11 x 8.5 brush and ink
AB-131 - Figure in Dress 3, 1959 -62, 11 x 8.5 brush and ink
AB-129  - Figure in Dress 1, November 1959, 11 x 8.5 brush and ink
AB-129 - Figure in Dress 1, November 1959, 11 x 8.5 brush and ink
AB-113 - Reclining Nude, 30 May 2010, 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal
AB-113 - Reclining Nude, 30 May 2010, 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal
AB-109 - Figure, 4 May 2014, 12 x 9 watercolor and pencil
AB-109 - Figure, 4 May 2014, 12 x 9 watercolor and pencil
AB-108 -  Nude, 1953-54, 18 x 22 oil on paper
AB-108 - Nude, 1953-54, 18 x 22 oil on paper
AB-104  - Standing Figure, 1953-54, 22.5 x 19.5 oil on paper
AB-104 - Standing Figure, 1953-54, 22.5 x 19.5 oil on paper
AB-103 - Daphne, 22 October 1968, 22.5 x 17.5 oil and charcoal on paper
AB-103 - Daphne, 22 October 1968, 22.5 x 17.5 oil and charcoal on paper
AB-101 - Figure, 22 February 1967, 12 x 9 colored pencil on paper
AB-101 - Figure, 22 February 1967, 12 x 9 colored pencil on paper
AB-098 - Abstract Figure, 14 July 1967 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal on paper
AB-098 - Abstract Figure, 14 July 1967 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal on paper
AB-071 - Falling Man, 1959-62, 22.5 x 17
AB-071 - Falling Man, 1959-62, 22.5 x 17
AB-069 - Abstract Figure, 1950
AB-069 - Abstract Figure, 1950