Painting, like life, is a journey. And, as with any journey, it’s the people you meet along the way who leave the most lasting impressions. In my 60 year journey as a painter, I have been fortunate. The dealers, patrons, and friends I have met have been the best.
BIOGRAPHY for Maurice Sapiro
Maurice L. Sapiro (b. 1932)
Born in New Jersey, Sapiro lives with his wife in Connecticut.
He paints landscapes, still lives, and dreamscapes.
“Fascinated by ‘the moment when natures fuses light and air, and creates a work of art’, Sapiro captures the ethereal, spiritual, magical tones, light and mood of nature. In delicately and subtly applied glazes, his images explore the moods of morning and evening on marshes and rivers of the area. Still lifes evoke a sense of both mystery and beauty in their hints at abstraction, and occasionally Sapiro takes on the human figure with an eye for the exotic and arresting character. He has published articles and books on clay form modeling methods, built his own harpsichord, taught himself a high level of color photography and did his own color processing. He has dabbled in inventing and in optics as well, all the while, however, continuing to experiment with painting in watercolor and in oil.” (antiquesandthearts.com)
He is the author of “(t)he definitive examination of the fundamental process of handbuilding clay” (“Clay: Handbuilding”; Davis Publications). His books have sold over 48,000 copies and have been considered authoritative classics in the classroom and the studio for over 30 years.
Smokenders Prize, Paint & Clay Club Annual, 1981 New Haven, Ct
Hilda P. Levy Watercolor Prize, Paint & Clay Club Annual, 1986 New Haven, Ct
Shortell Prize, Connecticut Watercolor Society Annual, 1986
C.W.S. Award, Connecticut Watercolor Society Annual, 1988
The National Academy of Design, 135th Annual N.Y.C.
Metropolitan Young Artists Show, National Arts Club, 1958, N.Y.C.
Allied Artists of America, 88th Annual 2001 N.Y.C.
The American Artists Professional League, 73rd National 2001, N.Y.C.
Art Of New England, Lyme Art Association, 2002
Connecticut Watercolor Society, 1985 ’86, ’87, ’88, ’91