Donald Allen Mosher (1945-2014) grew up on the North Shore, and is a descendant of shipbuilders from Nova Scotia and farmers from Maine; his interest in painting began after winning his first award at the age of eight. He later attended the Vesper School of Art, where he met his wife Christine, and graduated in 1968. Mosher started his professional career and began teaching and demonstrating for students. For nearly 20 years his main concentration was watercolors, in 1988 he began working in oil and now has an equally impressive reputation for this medium.
He opened his first gallery on Cape Ann in 1974 and from there making his home in Rockport home since 1980. Now the recipient of over 200 awards for his work he has also been featured in several national publications including Yankee and American Artist Magazine. His paintings hang in the permanent collections of large corporations, institutions, banks, and private homes throughout the United States and abroad including the Peabody Museum, Portland Art museum, and the State House in Boston. For four years, Mosher served as the vice president of the Rockport Art Association and as well as the curator. He was a member of many organizations, including the Guild of Boston Artists, New England Watercolor Society, the Copley Society, International Society of Marine Painters, and the Salmagundi Club.
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