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artist , educator

Joseph Leonard Abbrescia, American artist, educator. Named Artist of Year, American Royal Western Art Association, 1984; recipient Artists' Choice award CM Russell Museum Show, 1994, Best Painting award CM Russell Museum Show, 1997, Best of Show award CM Russell Museum Show, 1998.


Abbrescia, Joseph Leonard was born on October 1, 1936 in Bronx, New York, United States. Son of John and Elizabeth (Mollicone) Abbrescia.


Artist, lecturer, demonstrator, workshop facilitator.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in one-man shows at Ace Powell Art Gallery, Kalispell, Montana, 1975, Texas Art Gallery, Dallas, 1982, 84, Driscol Gallery, Beaver Creek, Colorado, 1988, Newman Gallery, Boston, 1988, others. Group shows include Finley Point Gallery, Polson, Montana, Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, Museum of Native American Cultures, Spokane, Holter Museum, Helena, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, also shows in Whitefish, Montana, Scottsdale, Arizona, Catalina Island, California, Tucson, Kansas City, Missouri, Casper, Wyoming, others. Works featured in numerous publications including Freshen Your Paintings with New Ideas, Energize Your Paintings with Color, Southwest Art, Art of the West, Western Art Digest, Western Horseman magazines.


Married Suzanne Carole Berkheiser, April 20, 1963. Children: Joseph Antonio, Anthony John.

John Abbrescia

Elizabeth (Mollicone) Abbrescia

Suzanne Carole Berkheiser

Anthony John Abbrescia

Joseph Antonio Abbrescia