Chiaroscuro: Impressions and Imprints

The Richard J. Massey Foundation for Arts and Sciences

Sep. 12, 2024 - Oct. 8, 2014

601 West 26th Street, Suite 1385
New York, New York 10001

The Richard J Massey Foundation for Arts and Sciences is pleased and proud to present “Chiaroscuro: Impressions and Imprints,” a collection of Selected Works by The Florence Academy of Art Alumni, curated by Tarra Bandet.

This show is a tribute to Daniel Graves the Founder of The Florence Academy of Art, which is now celebrating its twenty-third anniversary. The Academy continues a tradition of artistic training that descends from Renaissance ateliers. The education program at the Academy has its roots in the classical-realist tradition of the nineteenth century French Academies but also addresses the creative and professional position of the artist in the twenty-first century. The Academy is dedicated to the training of artists through the combination of intense observation and advanced technical skills. Daniel’s vision and dedication have resulted in one of the leading art schools in the world. The Florence Academy of Art also owes its success to the dedication of its faculty, administrative staff and supporters who deserve the highest accolades for what they have achieved.

An exciting new chapter for The Academy opens in 2015 when it establishes a school in the New York metropolitan area. I felt that a wonderful way to show my support for The Florence Academy of Art, and to introduce The Academy to New York, was to exhibit work made by its graduates. Many of the works of art being shown at my foundation are available for purchase. Proceeds from sales will go to the artist and The Academy. I hope that you will enjoy the show and support the Florence Academy of Art.

– Richard J. Massey

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