grew up in Maple Heights, Ohio where her love
and passion for art first developed. From an early age, Marjorie knew she wanted to pursue
art further and accepted an art scholarship
to the Cleveland Institute of Art. She
broadened her knowledge and spent a summer in Mexico at the Instituto de Allende in San Miguel. She graduated from
the Art Institute and took a painting scholarship with Henry Hensche on Cape Cod in Provincetown. She
continued her education further at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. After Marjorie graduated, she became an Art teacher while remaining an active artist. She worked in Millis, Massachusetts and some other
local towns as well. She met her husband
Fosco Picchi while teaching in Massachusetts. They both joined Holliston High School (HHS). Fosco pioneered
a new state-of-the-art program there, along with Marjorie's
and other staff member's assistance, brought HHS into a new era
of excellence in art appreciation and exploration.
Marjorie & Fosco retired from HHS and moved to Fosco's
family home in Brancoli, near Lucca, Italy. They spent many wonderful years there where they developed an active social life
with other enthusiasts of the arts, enjoyed the beautiful Tuscan countryside, created
many works of art and enjoyed listening to opera. Sadly Fosco passed on August 17, 2008.
Marjorie still lives in Italy and enjoys the healthy life they created there with good friends, art and music.