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 Charles J. Movalli  (1945 - )

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/Maine      Known for: town-landscape and coastal view painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Charles Movalli
1945 (Gloucester, Massachusetts)

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town-landscape and coastal view painting

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Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Charles Movalli is earning a reputation for plein-air painting, which includes the conducting of summer workshops in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He has written several books on artists for Watson-Guptill including Emile Gruppe, Roger Curtis, and Betty Schlemm.

He is active in the North Shore Arts Association and the Hudson Valley Art Association.

Kitty Recchia, "Artists of the Rockport Art Association"

Biography from James J. Rieser Fine Art:
Born August 20, 1945, Charles Movalli still lives in his hometown of Gloucester, Massachusetts.  He received his BA from Clark University and PhD in English from the University of Connecticut.

Winner of numerous awards and honors for his painting, Movalli belongs to the Salmagundi Club (Gold Medal), the North Shore Arts Association (Clark Award and Gorton Award), the Rockport Art Association (Cooley Award, Goldberg Award, New Member Award), the Hudson Valley Art Association (Goldschneider Award), and Academic Artists.

He is a prolific instructor and writer on painting and is a Contributing Editor to American Artist Magazine, for which he has written over 50 articles.  He also edited How to Paint Successful Seascapes and Color in Outdoor Painting with Roger Curtis, Gruppe on Painting and Brushwork with Emile Gruppe, and Painting with Light with Betty Schlemm.   He wrote the historical Preface to W. M. Hunt’s On Painting and Drawing.

Considered by many professional artists to be a very influential artist and art instructor in America, Movalli has conducted workshops and painting demonstrations throughout the United States for both professional and amateur artists.

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