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Charles Movalli Biography

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.  A prolific instructor and writer on painting, Movalli 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 also wrote the historical Preface to W. M. Hunt’s “On Painting and Drawing.”  Considered one of the most influential artists and art instructors in America, Movalli conducted workshops and painting demonstrations throughout the United States for both professional and amateur artists.  His many travels were the inspiration for his fresh, energetic paintings.. Movalli died March 19, 2016.

Over 50 awards from various organizations including:
Hudson Valley Art Association, Lifetime Achievement Award -  2002
Steinschneider Award
Spradling Award
Cummings Award
Ricklefs Award
Ridgewood Award
Rockport Art Association – Gold and Silver Medals
Pegleg Award – 1997
Building Luts Award – 1998
Cooley Award
Goldberg Award
Guild of Boston Artists Award – 1980
Hibbard Award
Figure Award
Rotenberg Award
Czerepark Award
Fish Award
Davis Award
Cirino Award
Davis Silver Medal – 1989,1994, 1998
Davis Gold Medal – 1982, 1993

North Shore Arts Association
Gorton’s Waters of the World Award
Clark Award
Gruppe Award
Reinert Award
American Artists Professional League Award – 1997
Rocky Neck Colony Award – 1996

Salmagundi Club – Gold Metal
Loeb Award – 1982
Gold Medal – 1985

Academic Artists
Harriet Lumis Award -2002
Cirino Award
Lumis Award
Catok Award

American Artist Magazine, Contributing Editor of over 70 articles, as well as American Art Review Magazine.
American Artist Magazine, “A Conversation with Charles Movalli”, by Stanley Marcus

Edited books with Emile Gruppe on: “Gruppe on Painting”, “Gruppe on Color”, “Brushwork”, “Brushwork for the Oil Painter”
Edited with Betty Lou Schlemm on “Painting with Light”
Edited with Paul Strisik on “The Art of Landscape Painting”
Edition with Roger Curtis on “How to Paint Successful Seascapes”, “Color in Outdoor Painting”

BA – Clark University, Worcester, MA
MA & PhD in English – University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Guild of Boston Artists
Hudson Valley Art Association
Oil Painters of America (Signature Member)
New England Watercolor Society
Knickerbocker Artists
Academic Artists
North Shore Art Association
Rockport Art Association

Who’s Who in American Art – 1984 to Present
Video – John Stobart’s Worldscape II: Gloucester with Charles Movalli (1996)