Meet the Artist

John Gentile

Photo of Fine Artist John Gentile with his paintings
contemporary abstract landscapes art

Artist John Gentile has been honored by numerous museums including the National Museum of Monte Carlo, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sulmona, Italy, the Duxbury Museum, MA, and the Bentley College Art Museum, MA, among others. His artworks are held in prestigious private collections in Europe, South America, and North America.

The youngest of five children growing up in a little mountain town in Abruzzo Italy, Gentile was drawn to art as a young child as a method for expressing his creativity and finding comfort during his war-torn youth. John first developed his artistic skills by plucking pieces of charcoal out of the fireplace in his two-room house to draw the beautiful nature and scenic landscapes in his homeland. As he grew older, neighbors noticed his remarkable skill and fostered his artistic talent by buying his art supplies.

Gentile studied at the Istituto Statale D’Arte in Sulmona, Italy before attending the prestigious Institute of Fine Art in Florence, Italy. He moved to the States in the ‘60s, buying a house on a lake in Massachusetts with his wife where he built a studio and has been painting ever since.

CURRICULUM VITAE

1937

Born in Prezza, (Aq.), Italy

1952 – 1957

Istituto Statale D’ Arte “Gentile Mazara” Sulmona, Italy

1955

Received award at the Chieti Exhibition, Italy

1957 – 1961

Istituto di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy

1961 – 1971

Worked as commercial artist in Italy and the United States

1972

Returned to painting

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1960

Sulmona Art Gallery – Sulmona, Italy

1978

Rockwell Gallery – Cambridge, Massachusetts

1978

Rockwell Gallery – Cambridge, Massachusetts

1980

Duxbury Museum – Duxbury, Massachusetts

1994

Winfisky Gallery, Salem State College – Salem, Massachusetts

2004

J. Raimondi Gallery – Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

2005

Winfisky Gallery – Salem, Massachusetts

2006

Suffolk University Art Gallery – Boston, Massachusetts

2007

Bentley College Art Gallery – Waltham, Massachusetts

2009

Caturano and Company Art Gallery – Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1955

Chieti Exhibition – Chieti, Italy

1956

National Exhibit of Art – Aquila, Italy

1957

National Exhibit of Art – Avezzano, Italy

1958

National Exhibit of the Fiorino – Florence, Italy

1974

Cyclorama Exhibition – Boston, Massachusetts

1974

Brockton Museum – Brockton, Massachusetts

1974

B.V.A.U. Exhibition – Boston, Massachusetts

1975

Contemporary Art: Italian Eritage Exhibit, Boston City Hall – Boston, Massachusetts

1976

Brockton Museum: South Shore Exhibit – Brockton, Massachusetts

1976

West Broadway Gallery – New York, N.Y.

1976

XI Grand Prix International D’Art Contemporain – Monte Carlo

1977

Old Kings Highway Gallery – Cape Cod, Massachusetts

1977 -1978

Invited at the XII and XIII Grand Prix International D’Art Contemporain – Monte Carlo

1985

Awarded the Gold Medal dall’Associazione Abruzzesi in America, as the most distinguished Abruzzese of the Year

2000

Arts Around Boston, Exhibit2000 – Boston, Massachusetts

2004

Gallery at City Square – Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

2004

Traveling exhibit in Prezza, Laquila, Rome, Italy, Boston and Cambridge U.S.A. with Italian Artist Massimina Pesce

2004

Boston International Art Fair, Sunne Savage Gallery – Boston, Massachusetts

2005

Boston International Art Fair, Sunne Savage Gallery – Boston, Massachusetts

2005

XXXII Rassegna Internazionale d’Arte contemporanea Premio – Sulmona, Italy

2006

XXXIII Rassegna Internazionale d’Arte contemporanea Premio – Sulmona, Italy

2006

Boston International Art Fair, Sunne Savage Gallery – Boston, Massachusetts

2007

XXX1V Rassegna Internazionale d’Arte contemporanea Premio – Sulmona, Italy

2008

Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2008

Winner of the 10th round of the Head to Head competition at the Saatchi gallery in London England

2011

McGladrey Gallery, FLORA, artwork inspired by nature; Curated by Christina Godfrey

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

EXCLUSIVELY REPRESENTED BY

Galerie d’Orsay

33 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Tel: 617.266.8001
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MUSEUMS AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

National Museum of Monte Carlo

Museum of Contemporary Art of Sulmona, Italy

Cres Llc, Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Vitale Caturano, Charlestown, Massachusetts

Dynamic Corporation, Billerica, Massachusetts

Adobe Corporation, Waltham, Massachusetts

McGladrey Company, Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

Represented in numerous private collections in United States, Europe, and South America