About the Artist
Marco Bronzini’s love of his native Provence and his passion for classical music and Opera are reflected in the vivid colors and the sensuous lines of his paintings.
At age sixteen, Bronzini began a three-year period of study under the watchful eye of British sculptor and Royal Academician John Skeaping, (1901–1980). While in residence at Skeaping’s home in Provence he studied painting, sculpture, (stone carving and clay modeling) and encountered artists such as Henry Moore, a lifelong friend of Skeaping, and Barbara Hepworth, Skeaping’s first wife. In 1975 he was awarded a four-year scholarship to the Royal Academy of Arts in London, which gave him the opportunity to receive instruction from renowned British artists, Peter Greenham, Robert Buhler and Ruskin Spear and visiting artist David Hockney. He fulfilled his military commitment in France in 1978, as was compulsory and completed his final year at the Academy in 1980.
Bronzini has lived and worked in Germany, England, Scotland, France and the United States. His paintings are found in many private collections worldwide, including: The Paul Mellon collections, The Astor family, the Marks (Marks & Spencer) family, the Guinness and the Bulmer families. His work is also contained in the permanent collections of the Cornell Museum of Fine Arts and the Morse Museum of American Art. He is fondly mentioned in John Skeaping’s autobiography “Drawn from life”.
Marco Bronzini Art School & studio opened in 2001. The school offers half and full day classes from October through April to about sixty-five students.
Note: Meeting and becoming friends with one of the world’s all time great sopranos, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa in 2008 was the most extraordinary event. Kiri has a talent and a passion for painting, and as her demanding schedule begins to slow down, she has been able to spend more time in front of a canvas. Teaching and guiding her through this process has truly been a blessing for me.
Please visit her foundation for young singers: www.kiritekanawa.org.