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John Paul Matassa Edit Profile

artist , educator

John Paul Matassa, American artist, educator. Recipient 1st prize Delaware Art Museum, 1983; fellow, William Paige, 1976, Copeland, 1984. Member of Society Friends, National Society Painters (John Jay Newman medal 1982), American Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Club.

Background

Matassa, John Paul was born on September 13, 1945 in Norwich, Connecticut, United States.

Education

Student, Boston Museum School, 1967—1968. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tufts University, 1971. Master of Fine Arts, Tufts University, 1972.

Career

Chairman department visual arts Wilmington Friends School, Delaware, from 1976, director gallery, from 1982. President John Matassa Ltd. Editions; art editor Delaware Steamboater, Delaware Steamboat Foundation, Wilmington, 1982—1984, treasurer, 1981—1984.

Coordinator Wilmington Arts Commission, from 1985. Juror Delaware State Arts Council, Wilmington, 1982, 1985.

Membership

Member of Society Friends, National Society Painters (John Jay Newman medal 1982), American Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Antique car restoration.

Connections

Son of John Fluebacher (Matassa) and Helen (Doubleday) Matassa. Married Kathryn Healy, December 29, 1971. 1 child Elizabeth.

father:
John Fluebacher Matassa

spouse:
Kathryn Healy

child:
Elizabeth Matassa