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Anne Bascove
Born 1946
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality United States
Education Philadelphia College of Art
Notable work Bridges series
Spouse(s) Michael Avramides
Website official site

Anne Bascove (born 1946[1]), commonly credited by the mononym Bascove, is an American artist. She's a painter, printmaker, and creates collages.[2]


Bascove was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[3] She received her B.A. from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.[1] She currently resides in New York City.[3]

Bascove has also worked with many literary figures, among them Robertson Davies, Jerome Charyn, and T. Coraghessan Boyle.[4][5]

She has edited three collections of her paintings with related writings Sustenance and Desire: A Food Lover's Anthology of Sensuality and Humor (2004, ISBN 978-1-56792-277-6), Where Books Fall Open: A Reader's Anthology of Wit & Passion (2001, ISBN 978-1-56792-251-6) and Stone and Steel: Paintings and Writings Celebrating the Bridges of New York City (1998, ISBN 978-1-56792-081-9).


Bascove has shown work in solo exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York, the Anita Shapolsky Gallery in New York,[6] the Arsenal in Central Park, the Municipal Art Society, the Hudson River Museum, NYU Fales Library, and The National Arts Club.

Bascove is also well known for her series of painting and drawings of the bridges of New York City.[2] She makes a point of learning about the history of the bridges that she paints or draws and she works from photographic references.[2] She and her husband, architect Michael Avramides, drove around the bridges and took pictures of as many different angles as possible.[2] Her paintings of bridges are full of vivid colors and have been called "jewel-toned."[7]

Bascove has worked with The New York, Brooklyn, and Roosevelt Island Historical Societies, and has lectured and arranged events with the Museum of the City of New York, the Central Park Conservancy, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Municipal Art Society, NYU Fales Library, and the Hudson River Museum.

Bascove's work can be found in numerous private and public collections, including: the Museum of the City of New York, the MTA Arts for Transit, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Rachofsky Collection, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the Noble Maritime Collection, the Harry Ransom Collection, University of Texas at Austin, The New York Public Library, Berg Collection, the Norwalk Transit District, Time Warner, the Oresman Collection, Wittliff Collections, Texas State University and the Musée of Cherbourg.


  1. ^ a b "Biography". Uptown Gallery. Archived from the original on July 28, 2005. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Griffel, Steven Jay (24 June 2014). "A Conversation with NYC Artist Bascove". Stay Thirsty Media. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "To the City's Bridges, Billets-Doux". The New York Times. September 18, 2005. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Hardcovers in Brief". The Washington Post. May 17, 1998. p. X13. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  5. ^ Gaba, Dan (March 29, 1998). "Playing in the Neighborhood". The New York Times. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Art Now Gallery Guide: National & international". 1999. 
  7. ^ Fressola, Michael (20 March 2011). "A View from the Bridge". Retrieved 21 May 2015. 

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