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Anthony Apesos, American art educator. Fellow, New England Foundation for Arts, 1996; grantee, Art Institute Boston, 1999, 2003; Kress traveling fellow, Philadelphia College Art, 1998. Member of College Art Association, Copley Society.


Apesos, Anthony was born on January 6, 1953 in Newark. Son of John Dimitrious and Helen Cotrotsos Apesos.


Apesos attended The Episcopal Academy from 1965 to 1972, after which he received his A.B. at Vassar College in Religion. Apesos studied painting under Morris Blackburn, Arthur de Costa, Ben Kamahira, and Sidney Goodman at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1975 to 1979, and received a M.F.A. in 1991 from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.


In 1992, Apesos moved to Boston, and became chair of the Fine Arts department at the Art Institute of Boston (now part of Lesley University). Apesos founded AIB's M.F.A. program, and currently is professor of Fine Arts. Snow and Milk: here, the binary opposition of white and black, cold and hot, is juxtaposed against the traditional artistic figure of the female nude, providing a symbolic matrix within which to consider the way that Western art has objectified as well as celebrated femininity and the body in general.

Recipe: composed with a fundamental palette of red, black, and white, and evoking both ancient pictorial traditions (the unveiling of the Vestal Virgin) as well as archetypal symbolism (earth and water, dark and light) to reflect upon the fundamental and yet mysterious nature of human reproduction, focused here upon the powerful and compositionally-central figure of the mother. Joanne Silver, "Superlative 'Fabulists'." Boston Herald, 12 May 2000 Emily Porter, "Re-membering Myth", The Harvard Crimson, 20 April 2001 John Stephen Dwyer, "Anthony Apesos: artist, teacher, man for all seasons", Boston lowbrow, 22 February 2010.


Member of College Art Association, Copley Society.


  • Other Interests

    Botany, gardening, collecting skulls.


Married Carolyn Smyth (divorced ). Married Natasha Therese Seaman, July 26, 1997. 1 child Helen.

John Dimitrious

Helen Cotrotsos Apesos

Carolyn Smyth

Natasha Therese Seaman

Helen Apesos