Loreto Verrocchia, born in 1957 in Pescina, Italy, studied visual arts in Paris, then moved on to painting and attended the Academy of the Grande Chaumière in Montparnasse from which many famous artists, including Modigliani, graduated.
Loreto Verrocchia left Paris and settled in Avignon, where he began incessant research on matter and volume. He participated in a group exhibition of which he was one of the promoters (Les Migrateurs) at the Ateliers de la Manutention in Avignon and created a monumental fresco in the Drôme for the bicentennial celebrations of the French Revolution.
Working on volume and mass became an essential part in his work. He created the installation ‘Who and Who’, a work on the initiatory parallels between bullfighting, freemasonry and the city.
He created his first monumental metal sculpture for the Féria de Béziers ‘La Licorne’, a tribute to the woman, beauty and purity.
This theme became recurrent in his work and he later created a Pegasus and three unicorns for private French collections.
Loreto Verrocchia participated in the VI Biennial of Monte Carlo with a 5 metre high Unicorn. Since then, these horses have joined private collections around the world.