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-214 1956-61 Untitled 2 women 17,5 x 22.5 oil and watercolor.jpg
AB-214 1956-61 Untitled 2 women 17,5 x 22.5 oil and watercolor.jpg
AB-213 1950-51 Untitled Nude 24 x 19 oil on paeper.jpg
AB-213 1950-51 Untitled Nude 24 x 19 oil on paeper.jpg
AB-210 24Sept88 Untitled 24 s 18 oil and charcoal on paper.jpg
AB-210 24Sept88 Untitled 24 s 18 oil and charcoal on paper.jpg
AB-209 30Aug80 Figure 22.5 x 17.5 oil on paper.jpg
AB-209 30Aug80 Figure 22.5 x 17.5 oil on paper.jpg
AB-207 17Feb88 Untitiled 24 x 18 oil and charcoal on paper.jpg
AB-207 17Feb88 Untitiled 24 x 18 oil and charcoal on paper.jpg
AB-205 1956 Abstract still life 1 24 x 19 oil on paper.jpg
AB-205 1956 Abstract still life 1 24 x 19 oil on paper.jpg
AB-203 18Aug92 Untitled standing nude 12 x 9 pencil on paper.jpg
AB-203 18Aug92 Untitled standing nude 12 x 9 pencil on paper.jpg
AB-202 18Aug92 Untitled seated nude 12 x 9 pencil on paper.jpg
AB-202 18Aug92 Untitled seated nude 12 x 9 pencil on paper.jpg
AB-190 19Aug99 Untitled 9 x 6 watercolor on paper.jpg
AB-190 19Aug99 Untitled 9 x 6 watercolor on paper.jpg
AB-189 23Aug99 Untitled 9 x 6 watercolor on paper.jpg
AB-189 23Aug99 Untitled 9 x 6 watercolor on paper.jpg
AB-175 22November1986 Sun Splash 17.5 x 22.5 charcoal and oil.jpg
AB-175 22November1986 Sun Splash 17.5 x 22.5 charcoal and oil.jpg
AB-168 24January1988 Figure purple orange yellow pink drops 24 x 18 oil on paper.jpg
AB-168 24January1988 Figure purple orange yellow pink drops 24 x 18 oil on paper.jpg
AB-165 23October1972 Daphne orange green 22.5 x 17.5 charcoal and oil.jpg
AB-165 23October1972 Daphne orange green 22.5 x 17.5 charcoal and oil.jpg
AB-163 25January1972 Daphne 22.5 x 17.5 charcoal and oil.jpg
AB-163 25January1972 Daphne 22.5 x 17.5 charcoal and oil.jpg
AB-161 3July1988 Blue figure bloack green yellow 24 x 18 charcoal and oil.jpg
AB-161 3July1988 Blue figure bloack green yellow 24 x 18 charcoal and oil.jpg
AB-160 19January1983 Untitled figure blue orange 22.5 x 17.5 oil on paper.jpg
AB-160 19January1983 Untitled figure blue orange 22.5 x 17.5 oil on paper.jpg
AB-147 26January2004 Untitled figure in blue leaves 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-147 26January2004 Untitled figure in blue leaves 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-134 20Feb1992 Untitled seated figure orange red black 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-134 20Feb1992 Untitled seated figure orange red black 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-131 1959 -62Figure in dress 3 `11 x 8.5 brush and ink.jpg
AB-131 1959 -62Figure in dress 3 `11 x 8.5 brush and ink.jpg
AB-129 Nov 1959 Figure in dress 1 11 x 8.5 brush and ink.jpg
AB-129 Nov 1959 Figure in dress 1 11 x 8.5 brush and ink.jpg
AB-118 8Aug2010 Untitled figure green blue yellow blocks 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-118 8Aug2010 Untitled figure green blue yellow blocks 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-113 30May2010 Untitled reclining nude 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-113 30May2010 Untitled reclining nude 12 x 9 watercolor charcoal.jpg
AB-109 4May2014Untitled Figure yellow blue 12 x 9 watercolor and pencil.jpg
AB-109 4May2014Untitled Figure yellow blue 12 x 9 watercolor and pencil.jpg
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-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-101 22February1967 22Feb1967 12 x 9 colored pencil on paper.jpg
AB-101 22February1967 22Feb1967 12 x 9 colored pencil 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-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-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-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-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