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The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri
The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri

The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri


240 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9781550654851

Rights: WOR X CA

Vehicule Press (Apr 2018)
Véhicule Press

Price: $19.95


A new exploration of one of North America's greatest stained-glass artists

Connoiseurs of stained-glass windows and frescoes have appreciated Guido Nincheri's unique work, which can be found across Canada and in New England. Although considered to have been the most prolific religious artist in North America, his work is not well known. The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri provides intimate glimpses into the life story of this man of great artistic integrity, and introduces the reader—with 36 colour plates—to a sampling of the churches and non-religious buildings Nincheri decorated. They exemplify his ideals of beauty, decoration, and the public aspect of art. In addition to churches in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Edmundston, and many other cities, Nincheri decorated Montreal's Château Dufresne Museum and the Roger Williams Museum of Natural History in Providence, Rhode Island. A native of Prato, Nincheri (1885-1973) trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and the Italian Stile Liberty. The young artist and his new wife arrived in Montreal in 1913 by way of Boston on the eve of the outbreak of World War I. The author was privileged to have access to both family stories and the rich archival resources documenting the studio, business, and private life of the artist.

Author Biography

Mélanie Grondin is a writer, editor, and translator living on the South Shore of Montreal. She holds an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of Leeds (UK) and is the editor of the Montreal Review of Books.