Rico (Federico) Lebrun was an Italian-American painter and sculptor. Lebrun was born in in Naples, Italy. He initially studied banking and journalism before taking art classes at the Naples Academy of Fine Arts from 1919 to 1921. Following this he went to Florence, where he studied as a muralist and received practical training at a stained-glass factory. He moved to California in 1936, and in the mid-1950s, his work focused on the experience of the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau. He is best known for his series of paintings on "The Crucifixion."