Bakerhouse Gallery
Graz / Berlin


14. April 2024

High honor for Lucia Riccelli

In the impressive setting of the Palais Metternich, the Italian Embassy in Vienna, the artist Lucia Riccelli received a special honor. The Italian Ambassador Giovanni Pugliese presented her, on behalf of the President of the State Sergio Mattarella, with the honor "Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia" (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy).

This award, known as the "Order of the Star of Italy," represents the second highest civilian honor of the country and is awarded to both Italian and foreign citizens who have distinguished themselves abroad in promoting friendly and cooperative relations between Italy and other nations.

It is particularly noteworthy that Lucia Riccelli was also chosen by Federal President Alexander van der Bellen to paint his portrait for the Presidential Gallery at the Vienna Hofburg. Congratulations on this outstanding recognition!

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