Luigi Lucioni (Italian/American, 1900-1988) - Autumn Maples in Vermont, original oil painting on masonite, dated 1942. Size: 5 inches x 7.5 inches. Signed and dated in the lower left. Original oil paintings by Luigi Lucioni infrequently appear on the open market, and this small gem captures two maples at the peak of Vermont's autumn foliage, with the Green Mountains, near Manchester, Vermont, forming a skyline. This work in in excellent condition and has been professionally cleaned. Luigi Lucioni was a noted painter and engraver. Born in northern Italy, he immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1911 and settled in Bergen, New Jersey. He studied at Cooper Union and at the National Academy of Design in New York and exhibited widely at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Corcoran Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Institute and at other fine galleries and institutions. He maintained a studio in Washington Square in NYC until 1945. He is best known for his realistic detailed still life and landscape etchings. Beginning in 1929, he spent part of each year in Manchester Depot, Vermont, where he loved to paint red barns and white birch trees.