“ONE OF THE FOREMOST COLORISTS WORKING IN AMERICA TODAY, SASSONE IS AN ARTIST WHO DEVELOPED HIS OWN PERSONAL, EXPRESSIVE VISION EARLY IN HIS CAREER, AND WHO HAS STEADFASTLY REMAINED FAITHFUL TO IT WHILE REFINING AND DEVELOPING IT TO THE FULL POWER AND MATURITY THAT IS SEEN IN HIS WORKS TODAY.”
— Janet Dominik, Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1988.
Marco Sassone was born in Campi Bisenzio, a Tuscan village, in 1942. The family moved to Florence in 1954, and there he met painters Ottone Rosai and Ugo Maturo, who encouraged him to follow his interest in art.
In his present day work, Sassone takes a refreshing and intimate look at some of the sites from the cities of Italy; Venice, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast. Sassone lived in Laguna Beach for many years but has returned to his homeland through his paintings. He has remained faithful to his innate genius and deeply-held convictions as an artist.