GEORGE (BUD) GUZZI is a graduate of Tufts College and the Art Institute of Boston. He was an instructor at AIB for five years. He is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), a Member of the Aviation Artists of America, and has traveled to Panama, Italy, Germany, Spain, and England to document U.S. Air Force activities for the USAF art program.
As a member of the NASA art program, he has documented five launches, a landing and astronaut training. In the last year his aviation paintings have been published in “From Sabre to Stealth,” by the Royal Air Force, and WWII in the “Air, by Aviation History.”
Two of George’s marine painting demonstrations have been included in the book Painting Ships, Shores and the Sea, by Rachel Wolf. His work is included in the following permanent collections; The Smithsonian Institution, The National Air and Space Museum, the US Coast Guard, US Navy, the Kennedy Space Center, Ford Motor Company, and in the private collections of former President and Mrs. Reagan, Susan Sarandon, and the Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, and Racing Halls of Fame.
The Galleries he is repressented in are: Shaw Gallery, Naples, FA; Art of the Sea, Thomaston, ME; The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT and V & Classic Warbird Gallery, Needham, MA.
George and his wife Rita Guzzi, also a notable artist, have taught landscape painting in Talloires, France, for Tufts University. George has recently created a series of paintings from the canal city of Annecy. Having summered for 55 years in Maine, his subject matter is fairly evenly divided between coastal villages in Maine, France and Italy.