Farewell to Maestro Possenti

Farewell to Maestro Possenti

“With him goes tales of fantasy, the creativity, the many colours and the cheerfulness of a bearded man who expresses a supreme joy of living”.


These are the words expressed by Senate culture commission president Andrea Marcucci on the death of painter Antonio Possenti from Lucca.


Possenti was the most famous living painter from Lucca. After his studies he was struck by an incounter with painter Marc Chagall in Costa Azzurra, in 1957.

During the course of his career he exhibited his work in the main Italian and foreign galleries participating in numerous international exhibitions. He held personal exhibits in prestigious public venues.