Amy Marie Zucca, Ph.D. joins John Canning & Co. as Resident Art Historian

CHESHIRE, Conn. - Hartok -- John Canning & Co. is pleased to announce the addition of art historian, Amy Marie Zucca, Ph.D. to the company.

Dr. Zucca joins John Canning Co. as its resident Art Historian with a doctorate in Art History, specialization in the Renaissance period. Zucca will bring her expertise to bear, as sacred and historic sites are evaluated and provide context for the architectural styles and symbolism that these spaces reveal.  Through the collaboration with clients and in-house artists on commissioned work, she will also be writing featured blogs and articles on the current day connections between art and architecture performed by John Canning & Co., delving into the historical designs, techniques, and imagery inspired by the Old Masters.

Zucca's path to Canning is marked by a life of teaching and learning, especially in the field of art history. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History with honors at New York University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Her undergraduate honors thesis was written under the mentorship of the Florentine Renaissance expert A. Richard Turner. Off campus, Amy worked at The Frick Collection, NY, and was awarded a summer internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, during the 45th Venice Biennale.

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Zucca went on to earn her Master of Arts in Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Her graduate studies included research projects on the choir screen of Bamberg Cathedral, Germany; the Byzantine chalices in the treasury of Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice; conservation of nineteenth-century tintype photography; and J.M.W Turner's early-nineteenth-century paintings of the Grand Canal, Venice. Awarded a scholarship to study abroad, she traveled to London and Venice and then throughout Germany, seeking out many of the works she had only encountered in books. Back in NY, Zucca took up teaching the History of Western Art course in NYU's undergraduate department, cultivating the dynamic, image-driven teaching style that would be the hallmark of her career in the classroom. At the invitation of the Italian Renaissance scholar, Paul Hills, Zucca went on to earn her PhD at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

Maintaining high standards in every aspect of art commissions is what led Principal and President, David Riccio to bring Zucco on board, "Every historic project was originally constructed with very specific intentions, symbolism, and purpose in mind. It is always our goal to let those details guide our designs and work. With deep respect for and knowledge of historic paint schemes and period interiors with complex finish systems, we continue to lead the industry with truth and beauty as our guides."
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