John Balossi

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John Balossi
Born(1931-05-28)May 28, 1931
New York, United States
DiedApril 8, 2007(2007-04-08) (aged 75)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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 xilos such as the series "White Rider" and the enormous "Moonscape" (on discarded paper) unfortunately lost.

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; Ponce Art Museum; and in many other public and private art collections.


Museum Collections[edit]

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Finch College Museum, New York
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Lauderdale
  • Chase Manhattan Collection, New York
  • Ponce Art Museum, Ponce
  • Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
  • Museo Rodante, Department of Education, Hatio Rey
  • University of Puerto Rico Museum, Rio Piedras
  • Museo de Puerto Rico, San Juan
  • Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
  • Maria Elena Vila Collection, P.R.
  • Dr. Briseida Feliciano Collection, Caguas P.R.
  • Estate of Denise Sigaud,Paris, France
  • Connie Hamilton Collection, New York, N.Y. USA
  • Piero Sanavio Collection, Paris, France and Rome, Italy.