Greek, 1856 -1932
oil on panel
signed lower right
15 x 19 cm
private collection, Athens
|sold for 1 178.50 €|
Vikentios Boccheciampe was born on the island of Corfu in 1856. His family descended from a French noble family bearing the title of Baron.
He studied initially in Marseilles, then Florence and lastly in Rome at the Academia di San Luca.
In 1895 he returned to Corfu where he co-founded, together with Angelos Giallina, the Corfu Art School.
Later he settled down in Athens where he held a teaching position at The School of Fine Art, until his retirement in 1928.
Boccheciampe was one of the leading landscape artists of his period depicting Greek nature especially that of his native Corfu. Together with Angelos Giallina he was one of the leading watercolor artists of the Ionian Islands. He worked not only on watercolor but also with oil and pastel.
He held a large number of solo shows and participated in many prestigious group exhibitions such as the1900 Exposition Internationale Universelle in Paris.
His work can be found in The National Gallery, Greece, The Koutlides Collection, The National Bank of Greece, The Leventis Gallery, The Municipal Gallery Athens and many other public and private collections.