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Marco Sassone

MARCO SASSONE came to California in 1967, after a flood devastated the city of Florence.  Already having gained a reputation in Italy Sassone exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad he soon built a reputation with his bold and vibrant paintings of California and urban landscapes, capturing alternate feelings of longing and belonging.

Describing Sassone’s work, Maria Porges, critic for Art in America, writes: “These places are seen from the distance of affection mixed with longing, of memory mixed with the intimacy of everyday experience.  Through Sassone’s vision of the two worlds in which he will always live, we can experience what it is like to find ourselves far from where we started, yet be at home wherever we are.”


Marco Sassone painting


Ca di Cecco 1 , 2014
Oil on canvas
36 x 45 inches