ANTHONY APESOS

EDUCATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                               M.F.A.; Painting Concentration,  Milton Avery Graduate School of the Fine Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. 1989- 91

Four Year Certificate; Painting Major,  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. 1975-1979

B.A., Honors; Religion Major, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  1971-1975

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                     Professor, Art Institute of Boston.    Courses:  Fine Arts: Painting I & II, Introduction to Fine Arts, Advanced Drawing, Critical Theory, Mural Painting, The Painter and the Photograph, Figure Composition, Figure Painting, Painting the Human Head, Landscape Painting, Senior Studio, Critical Theory, History of Painting and Drawing Techniques, Concepts in Drawing.  Foundation:  Drawing Issues I & II, Figure Drawing.  Illustration: Situational Drawing. Art History: Perspectives in Art History I and II, Introduction to Western Art.  Sabbatical Leave: Fall 2003, Spring 2011.  Fall 1992 to present

Founding Director, MFA Program in Visual Arts, Art Institute of Boston, 2001-2; Interim Director, Fall 2010

Adjunct Professor, Art Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston.   Courses: Advanced Painting, Landscape Painting.   Fall 1998, Summer 2010

Artist-in Residence, St Paul’s School, Spring, 2010

Assistant Professor, 2-D Fine Arts and Basic Arts, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia.   Courses:  Figure in Context, Anatomy, Figure Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Introduction to Fine Arts, Introduction to Painting, Introduction to Printmaking, Advanced Printmaking, Senior Seminar.   Fall 1986-Fall 1991

Lecturer, Painting/Drawing, University of the Arts, Philadelphia.   Courses:  Materials and Techniques, Figure Painting, Figure Drawing, Figure and Landscape Painting, Principles of Organization, Figure Utilization, Sophomore Seminar.  Fall 1983, Fall 1984-Fall 1986, Spring 1988

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia.  Courses:  Basic Drawing, Basic Life Drawing, Basic Design (substitute).  Fall 1983, Fall 1984-Fall 1987

PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “Titian’s Flaying of Marsyas: Colorito Triumphant”  Artibus et Historiae , in press, 2018

“Taking Dictation: Two Images in Blake’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell”  Huntington Quarterly, Spring 2017

“The Poet in the Poem: Blake’s Milton”  Studies in Philology, Spring 2015

“Caravaggio’s Taking of Christ: the Artist as Evangelist” Aurora,  Winter 2010

Anatomy for Artists: A New Approach to Discovering, Learning and Remembering the Body,  Northlight Books, 2007.                                                              Published in translation in Japan and Europe in French, German and Spanish,  Editions Evergreen, 2009

Letter to the Editor: “The Pain of Compassio,Art Bulletin, Spring 1999

“On View: Boston” New Art Examiner, February 1996

Review:  James Parlin, Schmidt/Dean Gallery.  New Art Examiner,  September 1995.

Book Review:  Theory and Philosophy of Art,  by Meyer Shapiro, New Art Examiner, Summer, 1995.

Review:  Stephen Greene, Neilsen Gallery, New Art Examiner, April 1995.

Review:  Odilon Redon, “Prince of Dreams”; Francesco Goya, “Small Paintings,” both at Art Institute of Chicago, New Art Examiner, January, 1995.

Review:  Philip Guston, “Public and Private Battles,” Boston University; “Poem Pictures,” The Addison Gallery of American Art, New Art Examiner, December, 1994.

Book Review:  Likeness and Presence by Hans Belting.  New Art Examiner, December, 1994.

Review: Sarah McCoubrey, Robert Brown Gallery, Washington, D.C. New Art Examiner, Summer 1994

Review:  Bay Area Figurative Art:  1950-1965, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, New Art Examiner, October 1991.

“Raising the Reserve:  Philadelphia Museum of Art Hosts Jaspar Johns Retrospective,” (with Carolyn Smyth). New Art Examiner, June 1989.

Review:  Anthony Visco, Morris Gallery of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; New Arts Examiner, January 1984.

“Contemporary Realists:  The Davidson Drawing Collection,” New Art Examiner, Summer 1983.

Review:  Marguerite Walsh, Noel Butcher Gallery; New Art Examiner, May 1983.

“The Parkway Madonna,” New Art Examiner, March 1983.

Reviews:  Frank Hyder, More Gallery; William Rush, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; New Art Examiner, February 1983.

Reviews:  “Machine Works,” Institute of Contemporary Art; Eileen Goodman, Gross McCleaf Gallery; New Art Examiner, June 1981.

“Reaffirming Values through the Depiction of Space,” New Art Examiner,  January 1981.

Reviews:  Summer Art Shows; Lip Magazine, August 1980.

Review:  Washington Allston, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; New Art Examiner, May 1980.

Review:  Murray Desner, Marion Locks Gallery; New Art Examiner, April 1980.

Reviews:  John Dowell, A.J. Wood Gallery; Morris Bird, Marion Locks Gallery; New Art Examiner,  March 1980.

Review:  “Some Twenty Odd Visions,” Institute of Contemporary Art; Arts Exchange, March/April 1979.

Reviews:  “Contemporary Drawings:  Philadelphia (I),” Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Rosemary Ranck, American Institute of Architects; Arts Exchange, January/February 1979.

Reviews:  Leo Sewell, Eric Makler Gallery; Valerie Seligson, Gross McCleaf Gallery; Arts Exchange, November/December 1978.

WRITING IN PROGRESS                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Les Meninas and Early Netherlandish Painting within the Designo/Colorito Debate”

Historic Painting Techniques

LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS                                                                                                                                                                                                      Egg Tempera Workshop , Cambridge Art Association, 2017.

"The Enigma of Late Titian: The Flaying of Marsyas," Saint Botolph Club, 2016.

Portrait Painting Workshop, Cambridge Art Association, 2016

Color Mixing Workshop , Cambridge Art Association, 2016

"William Blake Corrects John Milton," Saint Botolph Club, 2015.

“Becoming a Landscape Painter, Arnold Arboretum, February 2010.

“Chiaroscuro” Boston College, March, 2007

“On My Work,” Holderness School, New Hampshire, January 2006

“Old Master Artists Techniques,” Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 2002

“Osiris Paintings,” Newton Free Library, Newton, MA, 2001

“Old Master Artists Techniques,” Hyde Park Art Association, Hyde Park, MA, 2001

“Printmaking Techniques,” Boston University, 1999

“Mythologies,” University of Massachusetts, Boston, 1998

“Development of Oil Painting out of Tempera”, Boston University, 1998

“Printmaking Techniques,” Boston University, 1997

“Figure Composition and Narrative Display,” Boston University, 1993.

Slide Presentation of Work, Art Institute of Boston, September 1992

Slide Presentation of Work,  The Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM, April 1992

Gallery Talk for “Four Artists,” Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pa., July 1986

“Rubens’ Studio Practice and Technique,”  Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego, February 1984

“Meaning of Venetian Oil Painting Technique,”  Philadelphia College of Art, December, 1983.

Gallery Talk for one-man show, “Paintings 1979-80,”  Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa., December 1980

Gallery Talk and Slide Lecture for one-man show, “Paintings and Prints,” Episcopal Academy, Merion Pa., September 1980

PANELS                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Interpreting Facture,” Co-Chair (with David Steinberg) of panel at College Art Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA February 2002

“Stainless Steals:  Artists and Art Historians on Appropriation,”  Co-Chair (with Kevin Salatino) of panel at College Art Association Meeting, San Antonio, TX, February 1995

“The Narrative Image,” Art Institute of Boston, April 1993

Organizer and Participant, “Titian:  Influence and Intimidation.  A Panel of Artists’ Responses.” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, April 1991.

On Derek Jarmans’ Caravaggio, Moore College of Art and Design Film Series, Philadelphia, January 1989

On Art and Religion, Painting and Drawing Department, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, November 1989

PRIZES, HONORS, AND RESIDENCIES                                                                                                                                                                                  Reader, Huntington Art Collection and Library, December 2016

Artist Fellow, St. Botolph Club 2014-2016

Faculty Development Grants:   Lesley University, 1999, 2003, 2009;  College of Art and Design (Art Institute of Boston). 1998, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017

Listed in Who’s Who in America, in American Art, in American Education, among American Teachers, current editions.

Postcard Prize.  Jamaica Plain Open Studios, September 2002

Resident, Contemporary Artists’ Center, North Adams, MA, May 1998

Scholarship from Cleveland School of Art and Design to attend facial anatomy class, 1997

Award recipient, New England Foundation for the Arts, 1996

Finalist, New England Art Associations, 1994

Honorable Mention, Baum School of Art, Allentown, Pa., 1988

Kress Traveling Faculty Fellowship, Philadelphia College of the Arts, 1987

First Prize in Painting, ArtQuest, 1987

Purchase Prize, ArtQuest 1987

Prize, Artists’ Liaison, 1987

Group Show Prize, Amos Eno Gallery, New York, N.Y., 1985

Honorable Mention, Summit Art Center, Summit, N.J., 1986

Group Show Prize, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pa., 1986

Purchase Prize, Pavilion Gallery, Mount Holly, N.J., 1985

Ruth Eingorn Memorial Award, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, Pa., 1985

Woodrow Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Philadelphia, 1978

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS                                                                                                                                                                                            College Art Association

Cambridge Art Association, artist member and member of the Board of Directors

William Blake Society

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:                                                                                                                                                                                                 “Italian Meditations,” Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton MA, April 2013

“Paintings from Life,”  Dublin School Gallery, Dublin NH,  December 2012

“Summer in Winter,” Arnold Arboretum Gallery, Boston, January-March, 2010

“New Paintings,” Holderness School, New Hampshire, January 2006

“Paintings,” Lesley University Porter Exchange Building, October-November 2005

“Recent Paintings,” F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, July 2001

“Osiris Paintings,” Newton Free Library, Newton, Massachusetts, April 2001

“Mythologies,” Art on the Point, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 1998-1999

“Found and Lost,” F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, November 1997

“Found and Lost,” Andrea Marquit Gallery, Boston, April 1997

“Recent Paintings,” F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, December 1995

“Urn Paintings,” Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA, September 1995

“Versions of Pastoral,” F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, June 1994

“Exile,” F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, Novermber 1992

“Inferno Illustrations,” More Gallery, Philadelphia, April 1991

“Recent Paintings,” St. Joseph's University Gallery, Philadelphia, November 1989

“Saints and Heroes,” Villanova University Art Gallery, Villanova, Pa., February 1989

“Labor Seeks a Sheltering Place:  An Installation,” Levy Gallery for the Arts of   Philadelphia, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, September 1988

“Labor and Repose,” Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, July 1987

“Rituals,” More Gallery, Philadelphia, January 1986

“Labor and Repose,” More Gallery, January 1985

“Italian Landscapes,” More Gallery, April/May 1983

“Paintings 1979-80,” Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa., December 1980

“Paintings and Prints,”  Episcopal Academy, Merion, PA, September 1980

“Paintings of the Past Year,” Houston Hall Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, February 1979

“Paintings and Graphics,” Cedar Park Neighbors, Philadelphia, July 1977

GROUP SHOWS                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Three Narrative Painters”, Karthyn Schultz Gallery, Forthcoming in April 2018

“Red”  Juried exhibition, Cambridge Art Association November-December 2016

Summer Exhibition, FAN Gallery, Philadelphia August 2016

“Trees/Muse”, Group show, Suffolk University Art Gallery, June, 2016

Four-person show, Whittier Street Health Center, Roxbury, Massachusetts. April 2014

“Drawn to Life”, Drawing show, Assumption College, October, 2010; ARTSWorcester’s Aurora Gallery, August, 2010

“Larger Than Life”, Portrait exhibit,  St Paul’s School, Concord, NH, Fall 2009

Jamaica Plain Open Studios, Juried show, September 2002

National Juried Exhibition, Bristol County Art Museum, Rhode Island, June 2000

“Refugees and Immigration,” Gallery of Social and Political Art, Boston, May 2000

“Three Fabulists,” New Art Center, Newton, MA, April 2000

“Immortalized,” Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA 1998

Winter Show, F.A.N. Gallery, December 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Summer Show, F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Boston International Art Fair, F.A.N. Gallery, November 1999

“U.S. Artists ‘95,” Philadelphia,  F.A.N. Gallery, November 1995

“Go Figure”: Three Realists, Andrea Marquit Gallery, December 1994

Summer Show, Andrea Marquit Gallery, August 1994

“Dreams,” F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, September 1992

“Landscapes,” F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, May 1992

“The Family in Contemporary Art,” NEXUS Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, January 1989

91st Annual Exhibition, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy, Port of History Museum Philadelphia, Pa., November 1988 - January 1989

Juried Show, Baum School of Art, Allentown, Pa., September 1988

“Consciousness and Reality,” More Gallery, Philadelphia, July 1988

125th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Sketch Club, Philadelphia, April 1988

“Director's Choice,” More Gallery, January 1988

“Four Contemporary Artists,” Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pa., June/July 1987

“Small Works,”  Amos Eno Gallery, New York, July 1987

“Art Quest '87,” Art Institute of Boston, May-August 1987 and California State University, Northridge, L.A., September - October 1987

124th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Sketch Club, Philadelphia, April 1987

“In Good Company,” Amos Eno Gallery, New York, January 1987

“Little Gems,” More Gallery, December 1986

“Small Works,” Amos Eno Gallery, New York, July 1986

50th Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, July 1986

61st Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, April 1986

“The Human Face,” Ryder College Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, N.J., April 1986

123rd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Sketch Club, Philadelphia, April 1986

“Myth and Symbol in Contemporary Painting,” Penn State/Capital Campus, Middletown Pa., April 1986

20th Juried Exhibition, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pa., March 1986

Juried Show, '86, Summit Art Center, Summit N.J., February 1986

88th Annual Exhibition, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy, Peale House, Philadelphia, November 1985

“Old Masters in Contemporary Art,” Penn State/Capital Campus, Middletown, Pa., November 1985

“Return of the Figure,” Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Lorette, Pa., September -December 1985

Fourth Annual Art Exhibition, Walt Whitman Center for the Arts, Camden, N.J., May 1985

“The Figure in Landscape,” The Artist’s Choice Museum, New York, August 1985

“Works on Paper from the Philadelphia College of Art,” Tiajin Fine Arts College, Peoples Republic of China, Fall 1985

“The Nude in Today’s Art,” The Sketch Club, Philadelphia, June/July 1985

Fourth Annual City of Camden Art Exhibition, Walt Whitman Art Center, Camden, N.J., May/June 1985

Cheltenham Prize-Winners’ Shows, Pennsylvania State Education Building, Harrisburg, Pa., April 1985

122nd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Sketch Club, Philadelphia, April 1985

44th Annual Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, Pa., February/March 1985

Philadelphia Drawing Competition, Art Alliance, Philadelphia, December 1984/January 1985

“Pastoral Landscapes,” More Gallery, December 1984

87th Annual Exhibitions; Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy, Roger Lapelle Gallery, Philadelphia, November 1984

“Personal and Intimate Drawings,” More Gallery, September 1984

“The Nude,” More Gallery, October 1983

42nd Annual Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, Pa., March 1983

“Allegorical Painting and Sculpture,” More Gallery, February 1983

“Personal Narrative Painting and Sculpture,” More Gallery, September 1981

“The Artists of University City,” University City Arts League, Philadelphia, May 1981

“Two West Philadelphia Realists,” University City Arts League, Philadelphia, February 1981

“Philadelphia Portrait Artists,” Walnut Street Theater Gallery, Philadelphia, October 1979

116th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Sketch Club, Philadelphia, April 1979

“Five Artists,” Houston Hall Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, December 1978

MURALS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mural, Haggerty School of Cambridge, 1999 (completed with collaboration of Art Institute Mural Class)

Mural, Meridien Hotel, Boston, 1996

Memorial mural of Reggie Lewis, English High School, Jamaica Plain, 1994

“Six Scenes from the History of the Bernadine Sisters,” Sacred Heart Provincialate, Mt. Alvernia, Reading, PA, 1988

“Three Scenes from the Life of St. Francis of Assisi,” Sacred Heart Hospital, Chester, PA, 1987

SELECTED OTHER COLLECTIONS                                                                                                                                                                                            Tufts University Medical School, Boston Realty Board, Emerson University, Lesley University

LITERATURE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sarah Betancourt, Art Watch: Lesley University,  Boston Dig, February 13, 2017.      https://digboston.com/arts-watch-lesley-university/ 

John Stephen Dwyer, “Anthony Apesos: Artist, Teacher, Man for All Seasons”, Boston Lowbrow,  February 22, 2010

Helen Cooper, “Season Reversal”, Encore Magazine: Boston, December 16, 2009

Edward Sozanski, “Glorious Figuration,” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 13, 2001

“Anthony Apesos ‘Osiris Paintings’” Newton Free Library Newsletter, April 2001

JoAnne Silver, Review of “Three Fabulists,” Boston Herald, May 12, 2000

Christine Temmin, Review of “Three Fabulists,” Boston Globe, April 26, 2000

Christine Temmin, “Artists Share Their Feelings about Dearly Departed, Boston Globe, January 8, 1999

Review of “Immortalized,” Duxbury Mariner, December 31, 1998

Lisa Weber Greenberg, Immortalized, exhibition catalog. Duxbury, MA, 1999

Alison de Lima Greene, “Against Entropy,” Catalog essay for “Found and Lost”, 1997

Review of “Urn Paintings,” Jamaica Plain Gazette, September 8, 1995

Edward Sozanski, review of “Version of Pastoral.”  Philadelphia Inquirer   June 24, 1994

Andrew Mangravite, review of “Versions of Pastoral.”  Welcomat  June 22, 1994

Tom Cesar, review of “Exile.”  New Art Examiner, March/April 1993

Andrew Mangravite, review of “Exile.”  Welcomat  November 25, 1992

Andrew Mangravite, Review of “Dreams.” Welcomat, September 2, 1992

Edward Sozanski, Review of “Landscapes,”  The Philadelphia Inquirer,  May 22, 1992.

Victoria Donohoe, “An Exhibit Mixes New, Ancient Themes”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 26, 1989.

Victoria Donohoe, Review of “Recent Paintings,” St. Joseph's University, November 1989.

Victoria Donohoe,Review of “Saints and Heroes,” Villanova University, February 1989 February 4, 1989

Ellen Kaye, “Looking up in Havertown,” Philadelphia Inquirer  Magazine, September 4, 1988

Jim Knipfel, “At the Edge of Neo-Surrealism,”  Review of “Consciousness and Reality,” More Gallery, August 1988Welcomat, August 3, 1988

Reviews of “Labor and Repose,” Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, July 1987; Art Week, July 11, 1987; Phyllis Bragdon, Marin Independent Journal, August 5, 1987; Carol Fowler, Contra Costa Times, July 10, 1987; Charles Shere, Oakland Tribune, July 28, 1987

Marilyn J. Fox, Reading Eagle, June 14, 1987; Tim Higgins, Allentown Morning Call, June 7, 1987; Adrienne Redd, Bethlehem Globe Times, June 18, 1987

Reviews of “Four Artists,” Allentown Art Museum, Allentown Pa., June/July 1987

Victoria Donohoe, “A Local Pioneer on the Last Frontier of American Art,” Review of “Rituals,” More Gallery, January 1986 Philadelphia Inquirer, February 8, 1986

Victoria Donohoe, Review of “Labor and Repose,” More Gallery, January 1985  Philadelphia Inquirer, January 18, 1985

Victoria Donohoe, “At More Gallery,  A Salon-Style Exhibit,” Review of Summer Group Show, More Gallery, August 1983 Philadelphia Inquirer, September 3, 1983

Victoria Donohoe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Review of “Italian Landscapes,” More Gallery, April/May 1983  January 30, 1983

Victoria Donohoe, “A View of History Offering Fantasy or Authenticity,” Philadelphia Inquirer, January 30, 1983

Elizabeth Milroy,Review of “Personal Narrative Painting and Sculpture,” Butcher and More Galleries, September 1981 Arts Magazine, October 1981

Deborah Goldfarb, Review of “Paintings of the Past Year,” Houston Hall Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, December 1978Arts Exchange      May/June 1979