Lino Mannocci

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Lino Mannocci (born 1945, Viareggio, Italy) is an Italian painter.

He moved to London in 1968.[1] Between 1971 and 1976 he studied at Camberwell College of Arts and as a postgraduate at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.[2] Since 1976 Mannocci has returned annually to a little Italian hamlet in the hills between Lucca and Viareggio. In the early 1980s he was a co-founder of the movement 'La Metacosa' and was closely involved in all the group's exhibitions and activities. His first Museum exhibition was in 1984 at the 'Hack-Museum' in Ludwigshafen, Germany. In 1988 Yale University Press published Mannocci's Catalogue raisonne of the graphic works of Claude Lorrain. During the 1990s he exhibited his work in San Francisco, New York, London, Milan, Florence and Bergamo. In 2004 his recent paintings were included in the exhibition curated by Philippe Daverio at the Spazio Oberdan in Milan called: ‘Fenomenologia della Metacosa – 7 artisti nel 1979 a Milano e 25 anni dopo',[3] and in 2005 he had a one person show entitled 'Let there be smoke' at the Museo H. Christian Andersen in Rome.[4] In 2006 Mannocci exhibited in Delhi and Mumbai in India, and in 2007 he curated an exhibition at the Galleria Ceribelli in Bergamo called 'Gli amici pittori di Londra': a Homage to painting and friendship. On the occasion of his exhibition in 2010 of monotypes at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, 'Clouds and Myths',[5] Mannocci curated an exhibition on the theme of the Annunciation: ‘The Angel and the Virgin, a brief History of the Annunciation’. The Cartiere Vannucci in Milan exhibited his paintings in 2012.[6] Mannocci's work is in the collections of the British Museum in London,[7] Altonaer Museum in Hamburg, W.Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen, Musée Jenisch in Vevey, Mead Art Museum in Amherst and Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.


In 1988 he wrote the catalogue raisonné of the graphic work of Claude Lorrain for Yale University Press.[8][9] In 2008, following his trip to New Delhi and Mumbai, writes "Madre India, Padre Barbiere",[10][11] a text on the trip, with photos of Indian barbers, for the types of Skira.