Graziella Patrucco de Solodow
December 1 - December 24, 2013
Graziella Patrucco de Solodow is a renowned watercolorist who has taught and exhibited extensively throughout the world. Born in Cordoba, Argentina she moved to Lima, Peru and has lived in the United States since 1965. She studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Peru, the Art Students League in New York, the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and received a degree in Art History from Columbia.
She has worked as an archaeologist on digs in Lima and Cuzco, Peru and in Rome, Italy. She has also worked with a team of artists and professors who studied textiles and dyes, both natural and artificial, with emphasis on pre-Columbian and modern Peruvian techniques. De Solodow has had individual shows at the Cambridge Art Association in Cambridge, MA and at Fitzwilliam College at Cambridge University in England which owns one of her paintings.
Her teaching experience has taken her to Creative Arts Workshop, Northern Michigan University, Guilford Handcrafts Center, the Foote School and Southern Connecticut State University. She has designed posters, china and textiles and an acrylic mural and door graphics for a children’s ward of the Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia.
DeSolodow said “I have loved nature all my life. As a child I spent much time with animals, domestic and wild, much time too lying on the grass on my stomach studying the microfauna. Later, had circumstances allowed, I would have studied botany at University.”
“I ended up attending art school, however, and for the past 40 years I have devoted my art to botanical subjects. In recent years, I’ve expanded my interests to include paleo-botany.”
She is currently writing and illustrating a book of botany and has created and will teach a series of six courses at Creative Arts Workshop and Kellogg Environmental Center that will lead to proficiency in botanical art.