Gregorio Prestopino (1907-1984)

Gregorio Prestopino (1907-1984). Ink and ink wash on paper measures 28.5 x 39 inches; 35.5 x 46 inches framed. Depicted is a pair of abstracted female nude figures in a natural setting with leaves and rocks. Excellent condition with no foxing, fading, staining or restoration. Period frame with solid-panel linen liner. Signed lower right.



Birth place: NYC

Addresses: Brooklyn, NYC, NY; Roosevelt, NJ

Profession: Painter, teacher

Studied: NAD

Exhibited: Corcoran Gal. biennials, 1937-59 (4 times); WMA, 1938; WFNY, 1939; GGE, 1939; WMAA, 1938-65; AIC, 1941, 1943; CAM, 1945; Albright A. Gal., 1946; Pepsi-Cola, 1946 (prize); MoMA; PAFA Ann., 1946-53, 1958, 1966 (Temple Gold Medal 1946, prize 1952); AGAA; NAD, 1972 (Altman Figure Painting Award); Lerner-Heller Gal., NYC, 1970s. Other Awards:NIAL grant, 1961.

Member: MacDowell Colony (dir., 1971).

Work: WMAA; MoMA; Walker Art Ctr., Minneapolis; Hirshhorn Coll.; AIC; Rochester Mem. A. Gal.; NJ State Mus, Trenton. Commissions: mosaic, commn. by Dr. Rebecca Notterman, Prof. Bldg, Princeton.

Comments: Preferred media: oils, watercolors. Teaching: artist (painting), Brooklyn Mus. Sch., 1946-51; artist (painting), New Sch. Social Res., 1950-67; artist-in-residence, Mich. State Univ., 1960.

Sources: WW73; J. Hubley, Harlem Wednesday” (film), Storyboard, Inc., 1956; JG Smith, “Watercolors of Gregorio Prestopino,” Am. Artist (Oct., 1957); WW47; Falk, Exh. Record Series.