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 john bio Born in New Haven Connecticut, John Massimino received his A.A. Degree from Quinnipiac College, and his B.F.A Degree from Hartford Art School. Additionally, he has studied privately with Professor Dean Keller at Yale University.

John has traveled throughout the continental United States, Italy and Hawaii as an artist, teacher, lecturer, and juror. He taught at Paier College of Art in Connecticut for over 20 years and is currently a visiting professor. He is also the Past President of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club.

John has had numerous one man shows as well as group exhibitions in the United States and Italy. Travel to Italy, Israel, and the United States has greatly influenced his work. His next trip will take him Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus.

Massimino is a member of many outstanding art associations, as well as listed in Who's Who in the East, USA, The Dictionary of International Biography, Men of Achievement and is part of the NASA Team of Artists.

Presently, John conducts critique classes in Connecticut as well as workshops in creative design, color, drawing, painting and advance studies of the past masters as a tool for learning.

Massimino's one man shows have been at the New Britain Museum of American Art, AHDA Art Gallery (New York), Bechtel International Center, Stanford University, Little Art Gallery, Hotel San Michele (Capri, Italy) Galleria D'Arte Personale (Italy) and the Frame Shop Gallery.(USA)

Massimino's 40 painting awards include recognition by
Watercolor USA,
American Watercolor Society,
Connecticut Watercolor Society,
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts,
Berkshire Art Association,
New Haven Paint and Clay Club,
Brush and Palette Club,
Audubon Show (New York),
Meriden Arts and Crafts, to mention a few.

His works are part of the permanent collections of
New Haven Paint and Clay Club,
Davenport Municipal Art Gallery,
Springfield Art Museum,
New Britain Museum of American Art,
Fairfield University,
Hotel San Michele, Italy,
Kennedy Space Center Museum, Florida,
Southern New England Telephone Co,
General Electric,
Manchester Savings Bank,
United Illuminating,
Pepperidge Farms Corporation,
American Diamond Exchange,
Brockton Medical Center,
Storer Cable TV of Connecticut,
Pilot Penn Corporation of America,
BKM Corporation,
Registry Hotel, Florida,
Aetna Insurance,
Hotel San Michel, Italy,
Re/Max Realty,
The Palace Hotel, Capri, Italy,
as well as private collections in Europe and America.
What others have said about his work:

"A Massimino exhibition at the New Britain Museum is for us, the viewers, a pleasure, a feast for the senses." Charles B. Ferguson, Director of the New Britain Museum

"Massimino's technique is transcendent. He has achieved something that is most difficult; a harmonious blending of the technical with the sensitive and poetic." Professor G. Pisani Painter and Art Critic, Naples, Italy.