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-356 19Sept2013 Red face 12 x 9 watercolor.jpg
AB-356 19Sept2013 Red face 12 x 9 watercolor.jpg
AB-354 19Sept2013 Face profile 12 x 9 charcoal and watercolor.jpg
AB-354 19Sept2013 Face profile 12 x 9 charcoal and watercolor.jpg
AB-352 16July2013 Face with red lilac yellow verticals 12 x 9 color pencil and ink.jpg
AB-352 16July2013 Face with red lilac yellow verticals 12 x 9 color pencil and ink.jpg
AB-350 23Nov2012 4 vertical figures 12 x 9 color pencil.jpg
AB-350 23Nov2012 4 vertical figures 12 x 9 color pencil.jpg
AB-349 15Sept2013 Figure in yellow red rectangle 12 x 9 watercolor.jpg
AB-349 15Sept2013 Figure in yellow red rectangle 12 x 9 watercolor.jpg
AB-348 24Jun1996 Blue falling man 9 x 8 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-348 24Jun1996 Blue falling man 9 x 8 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-347 24Jun1996 Red Falling man 9 x 8 watercolor and charcoal .jpg
AB-347 24Jun1996 Red Falling man 9 x 8 watercolor and charcoal .jpg
AB-346 24Jun1995 Blue Kneeling Figure 9 x 8 Blue Kneeling figure 9 x 8 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-346 24Jun1995 Blue Kneeling Figure 9 x 8 Blue Kneeling figure 9 x 8 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-344 9Mar1991 2 women 12 x 9 watercolor and ink.jpg
AB-344 9Mar1991 2 women 12 x 9 watercolor and ink.jpg
AB-343 25Jan1972 Daphne with yellow orange and lilac 22.5 x 17.5 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-343 25Jan1972 Daphne with yellow orange and lilac 22.5 x 17.5 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-342 28May1973 Daphne with yellow beige and green 22.5 x 17.5 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-342 28May1973 Daphne with yellow beige and green 22.5 x 17.5 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-341 21Dec1974 Daphne with orange yellow 22.5 x 17.5 gouache and charcoal1.jpg
AB-341 21Dec1974 Daphne with orange yellow 22.5 x 17.5 gouache and charcoal1.jpg
AB-340 4Feb1974 Daphne with blue green lilac 22.5 x 17.5 gouache and charcoal.jpg
AB-340 4Feb1974 Daphne with blue green lilac 22.5 x 17.5 gouache and charcoal.jpg
AB-339 22Sept1969 Daphne with green blue red 22.5 x 17.5 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-339 22Sept1969 Daphne with green blue red 22.5 x 17.5 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-338 abstract silkscreen 12 x 19.jpg
AB-338 abstract silkscreen 12 x 19.jpg
AB-334 24July1987 Bright green figure 12 x 9 pencil and ink.jpg
AB-334 24July1987 Bright green figure 12 x 9 pencil and ink.jpg
AB-333  3Aug1987 Robed figure under tree 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-333 3Aug1987 Robed figure under tree 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-328 24July1987  Tree figure in blue 12 x 9 pencil and ink.jpg
AB-328 24July1987 Tree figure in blue 12 x 9 pencil and ink.jpg
AB-324 27Oct1987 Orange figure under tree 12 x 9 pencil and ink.jpg
AB-324 27Oct1987 Orange figure under tree 12 x 9 pencil and ink.jpg
AB-322 15Nov1975 Green bkue red leaves 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-322 15Nov1975 Green bkue red leaves 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-321 3Nov1974 Yellow figure with blue 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-321 3Nov1974 Yellow figure with blue 12 x 9 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-319 20Aug1994 Daphne orange face 9 x 6 color pencil.jpg
AB-319 20Aug1994 Daphne orange face 9 x 6 color pencil.jpg
AB-317 20Aug1994 Daphne orange profile 9 x 6 color pencil.jpg
AB-317 20Aug1994 Daphne orange profile 9 x 6 color pencil.jpg
AB-316 27May1979 Orange Yellow Lavendar 22.5 x 17.5 oil on paper.jpg
AB-316 27May1979 Orange Yellow Lavendar 22.5 x 17.5 oil on paper.jpg
AB-312 23Mar1995 Untitled blue figure 9 x 6 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-312 23Mar1995 Untitled blue figure 9 x 6 watercolor and charcoal.jpg
AB-311 23May1995 Red Standing Figure 9 x 6 gouache and charcoal.jpg
AB-311 23May1995 Red Standing Figure 9 x 6 gouache and charcoal.jpg
AB-304 8Mar1987 Figure on red lines 12 x 9 color pencil and ink
AB-304 8Mar1987 Figure on red lines 12 x 9 color pencil and ink
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-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-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-254 - Seated Nude, Yellow Chair, 26 June 1970, 22.5x17.5
AB-254 - Seated Nude, Yellow Chair, 26 June 1970, 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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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