Alessandro Kokocinski

Polish-Russian artist

Alessandro Kokocinski (born Alejandro Kokocinski; 3 April 1948 – 12 December 2017) was an Italian-Argentine painter, sculptor and set designer, of Polish-Russian origin.[1][2] He was born in the refugee camp at Porto Recanati, Italy. His family survived the Holocaust.[3] He was raised in Buenos Aires.

Kokocinski in November 2011

Kokocinski worked on the Salvador Allende government’s agrarian reform, in partnership with the Catholic University of Santiago de Chile. He settled in Rome and became a pupil of Riccardo Tomassi Ferroni, with whom he shared a studio in Trastevere, together with Carlo Quattrucci.[4]

In 2016, Kokocinski created the set design and lighting design for “Lina Sastri è il mio nome”, a musical theatrical show which opened on 4 October 2016 at the Teatro Quirino, Rome.[5]

Kokocinski died on 12 December 2017 in Tuscania, Italy of lymphoma at the age of 69.[6]

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  1. "Alessandro Kokocinski biografia". Corriere della Sera. Corriere della Sera. Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  2. Fanti, Mario. "Kokocinski - L'uomo e l'artista" (PDF). Centro Studi Portorecanatesi. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  3. Grasso, Sebastiano (12 May 2003). "L' acrobata di cavalli al circo dell' arte". Corriere della Sera. Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  4. Sassi, Edoardo (7 November 2011). ""Rissa a Trastevere" la storia di un quadro". Corriere della Sera. Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  5. Costantini, Emilia (3 October 2016). "Poesie, pensieri, canzoni e le parole di Filumena". Corriere della Sera Roma. p. 17.
  6. "Morto Alessandro Kokocinski, pittore in viaggio e acrobata dei sogni" (in Italian). Corriere. Retrieved 13 December 2017.

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