George Guzzi Biography


Graduate, Tufts College, 1956; Art Institute of Boston, 1959.  Member of faculty, Art Institute of Boston, 1959 - 1964.  He has traveled to Panama, England, Spain, Italy, Germany and the United States as a guest of the United States Air Force and the Department of Military History for various documentary painting projects and contributions to the U.S. Air Force Art Collection in Washington, D.C. and Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He has documented five lift-offs and landings of the space shuttle for NASA and documented astronaut training at Johnson Space Center.

His bold knife work and intense colors have lent themselves to a variety of subjects, which include fishing villages of Southern Europe, Maine coastal scenes, sports events and figures and aviation.  Each has a casual literalness which imparts to the viewer the excitement felt by the artist in creating his works.


Exhibitions:

Smithsonian - National Air & Space Museum; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Portland Museum of Art; American Federation of Arts Traveling Show; La Revue Moderne, Paris, France; Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Brockton Art Museum, Society of Illustrators, New York; Mystic Seaport Museum Gallery; Capricorn Gallery, Bethesda, MD. Tufts University; Flushe Art Gallery, Tulsa, OK.; Nabisco Brands USA Gallery; Colorado Springs Art Museum; Space Camp Espana, Columbus Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain; Mystic International Show, 1991, 19992, 1993, 1994, 1995; Modern Marine Masters, Mystic Maritime Gallery, 1995; Nancy St. Lawrence Gallery, Kennebuckport, ME;  Portsmith Maritime Gallery, Portsmith, NH, Art of The Sea, Rockland, ME; and others.


Permanent Collections: (partial list)

Smithsonian Institution
President & Mrs. Ronald Reagan
Department of Air Force
Space Museum, Kennedy Space Center
Michael Collins, Astronaut
Ford Motor Company
Phillips Petroleum Company
Touche-Ross
NASA
University of Maine
Army Museum, Canal Zone
New England Patriots Football Club
President, Tufts University
Basketball Hall of Fame - Springfield
Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown
Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Fl.
RAF Herndon Museum, England
Grumman Aircraft Co.
White Fuel Corporation
Sophia Loren
Chuck Yeager
Nancy Kerrigan
Susan Sarandon
Al Pacino
Ingrid Bergman

Publications:

Airman
Code One
Air and Space Smithsonian
From Sabre to Stealth (published by Royal Air Force, UK)
Focus Magazine


Visiting Lecturer:

Syracuse University
Montserrat School of Art
Art Institute of Boston
New England School of Art
Thayer Academy
Rhode Island School of Design
Massachusetts College of Art