The Artist
Dr. Alan Pascuzzi

The Artist

Professor of Fine Arts and Renaissance Art History with almost 20 years teaching experience in various universities in Florence.

A Fullbright scholar to Florence, he obtained his PhD from Washington University with specialisations in Greek and Roman sculpture and Italian Renaissance art. A professional artist as well, he has several permanent frescoes, paintings and sculptures in the centre of Florence other cities in Italy and in Australia.

Expert in traditional Renaissance drawing, painting and sculpting techniques, he has appeared in various TV productions on Renaissance art such as the BBC special on the colour Blue and a recent documentary on the life of Leonardo.

Academic Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar, Florence, Italy 1996-97.
    Awarded grant to Florence to finish dissertation on Michelangelo’s drawings.
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Washington University, 1994-95.
  • Syracuse University Florence Fellowship, 1993
  • Casa Italiana Scholarship, 1989-90.
    Casa Italiana, Nazareth College of Rochester, New York

Permanent artworks

2016 Crucifix, donation to Archbishop Bettori of Florence
2015 Sculptures for Church of Mater Christi, Yangebup, Western Australia: Chapel of the Nativity and Chapel dedicated to Saint Mary MacKillop
2015 Sculptures for Saint Dyfrig’s, Pontypridd, Wales
2014 Fresco of Saint Joseph and boy Jesus in Church of Saint Joseph, Subiaco, Australia
2014 Fresco of Saint John XXIII in Church of John XXIII, Perth, Australia
2014 Scupture of the Madonna, University of Notre Dame, Perth, Australia
2014 Sculpture of crucified Christ, Florence
2013 Sculpture of head of Bacchus, Winery, Beijing, China
2011-12 Relief sculptures of the Life of Mary, Saint Mary’s Church at Coverciano, Florence, Italy
2010 Relief of Madre Maria Agnese Tribbioli, Convent of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Florence, Italy

Education

  • Ph.D Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Renaissance Art History, 1999.
    Dissertation, “The Formation of the Artist: Michelangelo’s Early Drawings.”
    Specializations in Renaissance painting, drawing and sculpting techniques, Greek
    and Roman sculpture
  • MA Syracuse University, Florence, Italy, Renaissance Art History, 1993.
    Master’s thesis, “Michelangelo’s Slaves in the Grotta Grande in the Boboli
    Gardens.” Specialization in Michelangelo’s drawings.
  • BA Nazareth College, Art History, Italian, Fine Arts, 1991.
    Senior thesis, “Kathe Kollwitz, prints and drawings.”

The Artist

Professor of Fine Arts and Renaissance Art History with almost 20 years teaching experience in various universities in Florence.

A Fullbright scholar to Florence, he obtained his PhD from Washington University with specialisations in Greek and Roman sculpture and Italian Renaissance art. A professional artist as well, he has several permanent frescoes, paintings and sculptures in the centre of Florence other cities in Italy and in Australia.

Expert in traditional Renaissance drawing, painting and sculpting techniques, he has appeared in various TV productions on Renaissance art such as the BBC special on the colour Blue and a recent documentary on the life of Leonardo.

Academic Honours and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar, Florence, Italy 1996-97.
    Awarded grant to Florence to finish dissertation on Michelangelo’s drawings.
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Washington University, 1994-95.
  • Syracuse University Florence Fellowship, 1993
  • Casa Italiana Scholarship, 1989-90.
    Casa Italiana, Nazareth College of Rochester, New York

Permanent artworks

2016 Crucifix, donation to Archbishop Bettori of Florence
2015 Sculptures for Church of Mater Christi, Yangebup, Western Australia: Chapel of the Nativity and Chapel dedicated to Saint Mary MacKillop
2015 Sculptures for Saint Dyfrig’s, Pontypridd, Wales
2014 Fresco of Saint Joseph and boy Jesus in Church of Saint Joseph, Subiaco, Australia
2014 Fresco of Saint John XXIII in Church of John XXIII, Perth, Australia
2014 Scupture of the Madonna, University of Notre Dame, Perth, Australia
2014 Sculpture of crucified Christ, Florence
2013 Sculpture of head of Bacchus, Winery, Beijing, China
2011-12 Relief sculptures of the Life of Mary, Saint Mary’s Church at Coverciano, Florence, Italy
2010 Relief of Madre Maria Agnese Tribbioli, Convent of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Florence, Italy

Education

  • Ph.D Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Renaissance Art History, 1999.
    Dissertation, “The Formation of the Artist: Michelangelo’s Early Drawings.”
    Specializations in Renaissance painting, drawing and sculpting techniques, Greek
    and Roman sculpture
  • MA Syracuse University, Florence, Italy, Renaissance Art History, 1993.
    Master’s thesis, “Michelangelo’s Slaves in the Grotta Grande in the Boboli
    Gardens.” Specialization in Michelangelo’s drawings.
  • BA Nazareth College, Art History, Italian, Fine Arts, 1991.
    Senior thesis, “Kathe Kollwitz, prints and drawings.”