Born August 20, 1945, Charles Movalli lived 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 belonged 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 was a prolific instructor and writer on painting and was a Contributing Editor to American Artist Magazine, for which he wrote 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 conducted workshops and painting demonstrations throughout the United States for both professional and amateur artists. Charlie Movalli died in 2016. His paintings have sold for up to $10,000 at auction.
From Reiser Fine Art