Lucas Bononi

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Lucas Bononi

Aged 25

Grand Central Atelier

Instructor(s): Jacob Collins, Eduard Minoff, Colleen Barry, Douglas Flynt, Travis Schlaht

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  • Artworks


oil on panel

71.12 x 101.6 x 3.81 cms (28 x 40 x 1 1/2 ins)

Self Portrait

oil on canvas

45.72 x 60.96 x 3.81 cms (18 x 24 x 1 1/2 ins)


oil on panel

60.96 x 45.72 x 3.81 cms (24 x 18 x 1 1/2 ins)


oil on linen on panel

60.96 x 76.2 x 3.81 cms (24 x 30 x 1 1/2 ins)

Figure Under Gravity

charcoal on paper

60.96 x 60.96 x 2.54 cms (24 x 24 x 1 ins)


oil on panel

43.18 x 50.8 x 3.81 cms (17 x 20 x 1 1/2 ins)

Standing Figure

charcoal on paper

60.96 x 121.92 x 2.54 cms (24 x 48 x 1 ins)

This ARC scholarship will enable me to do the core program, I have been longing to do for so long, at its fullest potential. This scholarship will provide the financial stability necessary for me to focus only on the program and be one of the hardest working students that has ever stepped foot in Grand Central Atelier. My passion for drawing and painting will be fully evident as I will always be the first and last student out of the doors of the atelier.

The reason why I need the scholarship is because I’ve been telling my parents for several years that I wanted to attend Grand Central Atelier, but when I was prepared finally to apply my father passed away and now I don’t have the financial resources necessary to be the best student I can possibly be. I solely make a living as a painter, but now I want to only focus on the foundations. This means that my painting will be put on pause so that I can have all the time needed to be one of the most successful students in their program. I will never underestimate what it takes to draw even a cast, when I say successful by no means I am saying it is easy. If the cast will take me over a hundred hours I will love every second of it. This atelier program has every tool I need to master the classical approach to drawing and painting I’ve been seeking for my whole life.

My future dreams are to bring awareness in painting, and I also find that it is a fascinating vehicle to transmit one’s message to the world. One day I wish to open the first ARC Approved Atelier in Argentina where my roots are from, so that I can expand the knowledge of atelier training to the far reaches of the world. Thank you for taking the time to read my scholarship application.



                 My name is Lucas Bononi I was born in 1991. I’ve been serious my whole about being an artist, it had always been my dream. In my pursuits, I went to Lorenzo di Medici for one semester in Florence and realized that my preferred method of training is traditional realism. After that experience, I went to Academy of Art University San Francisco where I had gotten training in being a painter just not the painter of my dreams. The painter that I had always wanted to become practices in the method of the past masters in a contemporary realist manner solely from life. It wasn’t until I was showing in professional galleries with the artists that have always inspired me that I realized I am aching for atelier training to the point at which I applied to Grand Central Atelier and have just received my acceptance letter for the 2017/2018 year. some recent Shows include Art Renewal Center’s 12th Annual show at Salmugundi Club/MEAM Museum, 32nd Anniversary show Waterhouse Gallery, and Bold Brush competition Best in show for December.