Joseph Sheppard, American painter, sculptor exhibits “The Horrors of War” in Pietrasanta


The horrors of war re-invent themselves generation after generation, day after day. Joseph Sheppard, an American painter and sculptor, who has worked in Pietrasanta for 30 years, exhibits “The Horrors of War” – 12 paintings, one of which is 2 meters by three, at the newly refurbished Palazzo Moroni, in Pietrasanta.

The opening is Wednesday, the 13th of August, 2014, at 6pm.

The works have never before been exhibited – Sheppard produced them in 2013; they are epic panoramas of destruction, and testament to man’s inhumanity to man. To call them beautiful paintings is not appropriate, but they are masterfully rendered. Sheppard is familiar with the story of the massacre of Sant’Anna – he lives in Valdicastello, a village just below Sant’Anna. One of the works in the show depicts the horrors of August 12th, 1944.

Joseph Sheppard, class of 1930, has worked with Pietrasanta’s marble laboratories and bronze foundries since 1984 – he received the prestigious “Pietrasanta e la Versilia nel mondo” prize, in 2008.

The Consul General of the United States, in Florence, Abigail Rup, will be present, along with Domenico Lombardi, Pietrasanta’s Mayor, at the opening on Wednesday.

Visit the artist’s website, linked here.
Visit the Museo dei Bozzetti page devoted to him, linked here.

Joseph Sheppard
“Gli Orrori della Guerra”
From the 13th of August, to the 7th of September, 2014
Palazzo Moroni
Piazza del Duomo, (next to the belltower)

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday: 6pm to 8pm, and 10pm to midnight.
FREE and open to the public..

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