John Balossi

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John Balossi
John Balossi in his studio
Born(1931-05-28)May 28, 1931
DiedApril 8, 2007(2007-04-08) (aged 75)
Known forPainting and Sculpting

John Balossi (May 28, 1931 – April 8, 2007) was a painter and sculptor. Born in New York City, he received his BFA and master's degree at Columbia University in N.Y.C. He was an associate Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras.

Balossi was also a ceramist and printmaker, and gave more than thirty one-man exhibitions in Puerto Rico, New York, and Paris, France. In his thematic, he was well known for his interpretations of horses. Remarkable were some of his woodcuts such as the series "White Rider", the enormous "Moonscape" (on discarded paper) unfortunately lost, and the Trapped Sun. He loved colors and describes his preference for colors that 'shout', are 'blunt', and 'almost like a volcanic eruption' John Balossi.

His work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art (N.Y.); Finch College Museum (N.Y.); Museum of Fine Arts (Fort Lauderdale); Chase Manhattan Fine Arts Center; University of Massachusetts Amherst; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico; Ponce Art Museum; and in many other public and private art collections.


John Balossi's work include:

A caballo, 2001 -Acrylic painting on canvas

Aluminum Sculpture. Cloud Series, 1976 -Large Aluminum Sculpture

Caballo con pájaro, 1984 -Acrylic painting on canvas

Cavalcade, 2005 -Acrylic painting on canvas

Ceramic Horse, 1986 -Fired clay sculpture on wooden base

Green Horse, 1976 -Acrylic painting on canvas

Horse, 1993 -Ceramic sculpture on wooded base

Soldier Wall, 1967 -Steel sculpture on wooden base

The conclave has spoken -Oil on canvas painting

The Trapped Sun, 1981 -Painting

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