Born in Tehran, Iran, Andre’s US military family returned to the states soon after his birth, settling in a Washington, DC suburb. Early on, Andre’s artistic nature was encouraged by his parents who were both patrons of the arts.
After earning a BFA cum laude, Andre worked for more than a decade as a freelance illustrator. During that time, his illustrations appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Playboy, U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Times. While his illustration work was honored with the 1995 Virginia Press Association Best of show Awards and the 1994 Award of Excellence from The Art Directors’ Club of metropolitan Washington, DC, Andre decided to leave the field of illustration and devote his attention full-time to his first love, painting.
Andre Lucero lives and maintains a studio in Richmond, Virginia. He is an associate member of the Oil Painters Association and a member of Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and the Jack Woodson Sketch Club of Richmond, VA.