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John Francis Lanza,, American artist, educator. Recipient Distinguished Service award, Plymouth River School, 1998; fellow Amherst College 1969, Boston University, 1973. Library. volunteer Plymouth River School, Hingham, Massachusetts, since 1988; worship commission St. John the Evangelist Church, Hingham, 1991-1999.


Lanza,, John Francis was born on December 31, 1948 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Francis and Sadie (Rizzotto) Lanza.


Bachelor cum laude, Amherst College, 1971. Master of Fine Arts, Boston University, 1975.


Painting conservator Iso Papo, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1974-1986. Professor Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University, since 1978, coordinator drawing and sculpture, 1981-1999, acting department chair illustration, 1989, acting department chair foundation department, 1998. Instructor anatomy Cambridge Center Adult Education, 1977-1985.

Instructor anatomy and painting South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts, 1979-1981. Instructor Boston Visual School, Trieste, Italy, 1988-1991, Viterbo, Italy, 1994, Montserrat College Art, Viterbo, 1997. Secretary, clerk Boston Visual School, Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1991-1995.

Jurist South Shore Art Center, since 1981. Chair curriculum committee Art Institute of Boston, Lesley College, 1985-1988, secretary, 1988-1995, ad hoc faculty committee, secretary faculty/staff senate and council, 1990-1999, representative, 1980-1988, member faculty affairs and academy policies committee, since 1997, chair faculty affairs and academy policies committee, 1999-2002, member steering committee, 2004-2006.


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  • Other Work

    • Illustrator: Heritage Collection, The Bragging Tortoise, Theme Books, 1989. One-man show at Helen Bumpus Gallery, 1996, James Library. And Center for Arts, 2000, The Gallery, Porter Exchg.

      , 2002, Landmark Building Boston, 2005, The Dolphin Gallery, Hingham, 2006. Exhibited in group shows at Art Institute Boston, 1979-2004, South Shore Art Center, 1979-1988 (Best Realist award 1988, 2d place award for oils 1987), 2004, Art Institute Boston Show, 1980, 84, 90, Boston Visual School Exhibits, 1989, 90, 91, United States Extemporaneous Show, 1994, United States Extemporaneous Show, Vitorchiano, Italy, 1994, Attleboro Museum, 1998, South Shore Conservatory, 2004, South Shore ARt Center, 2004-2006, Helen Bumpus Gallery, 2005, South Shore Art Center, 2007, Dillon Gallery, 2007.


Library. volunteer Plymouth River School, Hingham, Massachusetts, since 1988. Worship commission St. John the Evangelist Church, Hingham, 1991-1999.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, traveling abroad.


Married Kathy Louise McGill, August 1, 1976. Children: Rebecca Elizabeth, Maria Melanie.

John Francis Lanza,

Sadie (Rizzotto) Lanza,

Kathy Louise McGill

Rebecca Elizabeth Lanza,

Maria Melanie Lanza,