By the time of her death in 1990, Antonietta Aprà was an established art historian who had worked at the prestigious Castello Sforzensco museum in Milan for many years and had been published widely. What was less known was that she was also a lesbian, although she made no secret of her passionate, 40-year relationship with the translator Linda (Flafi) Mazzuccato. The fact that the self-taught Aprà reached the heights of her profession as a woman in Italy at that time was unusual. The fact that her lifestyle was so unashamedly public was unique.
Chiara Luna Montgomery