George Guzzi

George graduated from Tufts University in 1966 with a BA in Chemistry and Biology and in 1959 he graduated with an Associate in Arts degree from the Art Institute of Boston and served on the faculty from 1959 -1965 and where he taught figure drawing and anatomy in the evening school.  In 1997, George and his wife, Rita, began teaching a landscape painting courses in Tallories, France, for Tufts and they continue to teach today.

A Member of the Aviation Artists of America, George traveled abroad for the USAF Art Program, visiting Panama, Italy, Germany, Spain, and England to document U.S. Air Force activities. As a member of the NASA Art Program, he has documented five launches, with landing and astronaut training.  Two of his paintings are traveling around to world museums as part of NASA’s “Visions of Flight” show.  He is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA).

George’s bold knife work and intense colors have lent themselves to a variety of subjects which include; fishing villages of Southern Europe, the Maine coast, beautiful women and aviation.  Each one with a casual literalness that imparts to the viewer the excitement felt by the artist.

Exhibitions and Fine Arts Projects include:  Brooklyn Museum of art Annual Print Show; Smithsonian Institution; Portland Museum of Art; Salmagundi Club, New York; New York World’s Fair (New England Pavilion); Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA; La Revue Moderne, Paris, France; National Museum of sport; Looking at Earth Exhibition, Smithsonian Intstitute; New England Museum of Sport, Shaw Gallery, Naples, FL; International Marine Art Exhibitions and Modern Marine Masters, the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport; Spaceport, USA; Musee de Quebec; Technorama Science Center, Winterhur, Switzerland; Columbus Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain; Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL; EAA Show, Oshkosh; Chaission Gallery, Sarasota, FL; Tufts University and Flushe Art Gallery, Tulsa, OK.

George’s 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 represented 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.