Alessandra Marrucchi is an Italian figurative painter.
She was born in Florence in 1951, after her high school diploma in arts, Alessandra attended a degree course in Architecture at the University of Florence. Then she studied graphic design at the Cappiello Academy and had classes of nude at the Academy of Belle Arti in Florence for two years.
She regularly studied at Studio Simi in 1973-74, 1976-79, 1980-1982. These years have been the basis of her artistic training. This historic atelier was known and frequented by painters from all over the world.
In 1979 she was in United States attending classes of portrait and nude at the University of California at Berkeley and landscape lessons at the Institute of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.
Back to Florence, Alessandra started teaching painting and drawing encouraged by her teacher, Nera Simi.
She participated in exhibitions and competitions.
In 1991 she exhibited her paintings with some of her colleagues from Studio Simi at the Mall Gallery in London.
From 1984 to 1997 she lived in Pisa, participating at the activities of the Pisan Artists Association. From 1988 to 1990 she is a member of the association “Hundred Painters of Via Margutta” in Rome and exhibited her works in several galleries in the city. In her atelier she worked with dedication and perseverance, creating still life paintings and numerous portrait commissions, and using various techniques: oil, pastel, sanguine and charcoal.
Returning to Florence, she spend some time restoring old historical buildings, but in the last few years she started painting regularly again. She also continuing to enrich her art with insights into printmaking, botanical watercolor and sculpture.
Alessandra has always specialised in portraiture and figurative art. From Signorina Simi she learned how to use traditional techniques of the 19th century tradition, to represent her own way of looking at the world.
She is a member of Portrait Society of America and Salmagundi Club of New York. In 2018 one of her paintings was selected by The Representational Art Conference - TRAC 2018 in Leeuwarden (Holland) and another won the 3rd prize at the Competition Arts in Rome “The Portrait”. In 2019 her self-portrait was selected as one of the finalists in the 14th International ARC Salon Competition, NY, and another portrait was selected for the Figurativas 2019 - 10th International Painting and Sculpture Competition in Barcelona, Spain.
Alessandra has been awarded Best Artist Over 65 in the 2020 PleinAir Salon, February / March Competition.