Lino Mannocci was an Italian painter, printmaker and writer. He was born in Viareggio, Italy, in 1945 and moved to London in 1968. Between 1971 and 1976 he studied at Camberwell College of Arts and as a postgraduate at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. From 1976, Mannocci returned annually to a little Italian hamlet in the hills between Lucca and Viareggio. He died in London, March 2021. His work is in the collections of the British Museum in London, Altonaer Museum in Hamburg, W.Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen, Musée Jenisch in Vevey, Mead Art Museum in Amherst and Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
Mannocci was a renowned etcher, a medium in which he excelled. His expert knowledge was evident in the 1988 catalogue raisonné of the graphic work of Claude Lorrain for Yale University Press, an authoritative publication that remains the standard reading on Claude’s prints.