About the Book
Danielle Villicana D’Annibale was born in San Francisco, in California, in 1972.
In 1994 she graduated in Art History and the Visual Arts with a B.A. from Occidental College of Los Angeles.
The love for the Renaissance took her to Italy in the same year, where she attended important masters and Florentine atelier, from Charles Cecil Studios to the Florence Academy, to the studio of Silvestro Pistolesi in 1996. Afterwards she learned the technique of fresco at the school of Leonetto Tintori of Prato.
In 2001 she enrolled in the Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome. She continued on the meantime her plastic and pictorial research, veering towards abstraction: the series Cigarette Box Paintings took life.
With the academic diploma obtained in 2006, the American transferred to Arezzo, where she may live in close contact with the art of Piero della Francesca.
Collaborating with her husband Maurizio D’Annibale, light designer, Danielle Villicana D'Annibale began working on the project Villa Margherita a Paradise for Artists in Tuscany and opened, in 2010, a contemporary art gallery in the heart of the city, immediately becoming a favored meeting place for Italian and foreign artists.
Since 1994 she has participated in solo and group exhibits in Italy and the United States. Her works may be found in private collections.
Danielle Villicana is an American artist, artist agent and curator. She is the founder and president of Villicana D'Annibale, Inc. and artistic director of Via Cavour 85 in Arezzo. Born in San Francisco and raised in Pasadena and Laguna Beach, she earned a B.A in Art history and the Visual Arts from Occidental College in 1994 and a Diploma in Painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome in 2006. Danielle has been actively promoting contemporary art and culture with her husband light designer Maurizio D'Annibale since 2010, organizing approximately 100 exhibits and numerous cultural events as well as artist catalogues and monographs. She currently lives between Arezzo, Italy and Pasadena, California.