Mannocci died in London at the age of 76.
Born in Viareggio in 1945, he moved to the English capital in 1968, where from 1971 to 1976 he studied at the Camberwell School of Art and The Slade school of Art. During and after his university studies he developed a strong interest in engraving, deepening both technical and purely theoretical aspects. At the end of the seventies he co-founded the Italian art movement ‘La Metacosa’ which includes Giuseppe Bartolini, Giuseppe Biagi, Gianfranco Ferroni, Bernardino Luino, Sandro Luporini and Giorgio
Tonelli. In 1984 he exhibited for the first time in a museum at the Hack Museum in Ludwighafen, Germany. In 1988 he edited the Catalog Raisonné of Claude Lorrain’s graphic work for the editions of the Yale Univesity.
Numerous exhibitions in the nineties in San Francisco, New York, London, Bergamo and Florence, in addition to collaborations with the Curwen Gallery, with Art First in London and with the Ceribelli Gallery in Bergamo. In 2004 he participated in the collective Fenomenologia della Metacosa – 7 artists in 1979 in Milan and 25 years later curated by Philippe Daverio set up at the Oberdan space in Milan. In 2005 his solo show Let there be smoke at the Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum in Rome; in 2006 he exhibited in Mumbai and New Delhi in India. Following this trip he wrote Mother India – Father Barbiere, a text accompanied by his photographsi, which was published by Skira in 2008. In 2007 he curated the exhibition and catalog The London Painters Friends at the Ceribelli Gallery in Bergamo, a tribute to painting and friendship. In 2009 he exhibited his works at The Mead Art Museum in Amherst in the United States. In 2010, on the occasion of the exhibition of his monotypes at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambrige, Clouds and Myths, Monotypes by Lino Mannocci, he curated an exhibition of works on the theme of the Annunciation entitled The Angel and the Virgin, A brief History of the Annunciation. He has also exhibited at The New York School of Painting in New York and curated, at The Estorick Collection in London, the collective exhibition Another Country, dedicated to a group of ten contemporary London artists in dialogue with Italian art of the twentieth century. In that same period he presented his works at the Soncino Printing Museum. In 2011 he made his personal Orizzonti at the Civic Museum of Pizzighettone and “More Clouds and Myths at The Larkhall Fine Art in Bath, England. In 2015 the National Gallery of Modern Art of Palazzo Pitti in Florence hosted his personal Lino Mannocci – Recent Works. In the same year he presented a series of his monotypes in the Temple Church in London on the occasion of the celebrations relating to the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta and exhibited a group of oil postcards at the Estorick Collection concerning the great protagonists of our Futurism.
In July 2012 Paola Raffo Arte Contemporanea presented the exhibition by Lino Mannocci Recent works in Pietrasanta. The exhibition celebrated the fiftieth exhibition of the artist from Viareggio who returned to Pietrasanta after six years with a solo exhibition of oil paintings.
His works are present in various European and American museums.
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