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Tony De Blasi Edit Profile

also known as Anthony Armando De Blasi

artist

Tony De Blasi, American artist. Recipient 2nd prize, Chautauqua Exhibition American Art, New York, 1966, 1st prize, 1967, Albert Kahn Associate Architects and Engineers prize, 1969, Founders Purchase prize (1st prize), Detroit Art Institute, 1970; fellow, New York Foundation Arts, 2006; grantee, Tiffany Foundation, 1966, Individual Artist grantee, Michigan Council for Arts, 1983. Served with United States Navy, 1951-1955.

Background

Blasi, Tony De was born on January 1, 1933 in Alcamo, Italy. Son of Frank and Josephine (Frisella) De Blasi. came to the United States, 1938, naturalized, 1959.

Education

Student, Art Students League, New York City, 1957—1959. Bachelor, University Rhode Island, 1961. Master of Fine Arts, Indiana University, 1963.

Studied with William Leete, Kingston, Rhode Island, 1959—1961. Studied with Jo Cain, 1959—1961. Studied with James McGarrell, Bloomington, Indiana, 1961—1963.

Studied with William Bailey and Doctor Albert Elsen, Bloomington, 1961—1963. Studied with Rudy Pozzatti, Bloomington, 1961—1963.

Career

Chairman, instructor department of art, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1963-1966;professor painting and drawing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1966-1986;instructor, School Visual Arts, New York City, 1988-1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1969, 72, 76, Spectrum Gallery, New York City, 1968, 69, 71, 73, Detroit Art Institute, 1972, Razor Gallery, New York City, 1975, 77, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1979, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1980, Urban Institute Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1981, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, 1983, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York City, 1985, 87-89, 91, 93, 95, Hokin Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, 1988, Hokin Gallery, Bay Harbor Island, Florida, 1990, 92, State University of New York Fine Arts Gallery, Oneonta, New York, 1998. Exhibited in group shows at Museum Modern Art, Penthouse Gallery, New York City, 1968, Henri Gallery, Washington, 1968, 70, Riverside Museum, New York City, 1970, Spectrum Gallery, New York City, 1970, 71, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, 1972, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, 1973, Razor Gallery, New York City, 1975, 77-79, Grand Rapids Art Museum, 1980, Neill Gallery, New York City, 1980, Detroit Institute Arts, 1969-1970, 82, Ball State University Gallery, Muncie, Indiana, 1983, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York City, 1984-1990, New Jersey Center Visual Arts, Summit, 1985, 69th Regement Armory, New York City, 1988, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, 1988, Islip Art Museum, New York, 1993, Jaffe Baker Blau Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, 1995, Dorothy Blau Gallery, Bay Harbor Island, Florida, 1997, 2003, Heuser Art Center Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 2001, Thorne Sagendorph Gallery, Kenne College New Hampshire, 2007, New York Foundation for the Art Flash Pop, New York City, 2007, Sans & Adale Golden Foundation, Alebrateon 10 Year, New Bselion New York, 2010. Represented in permanent collections Detroit Art Institute, Indiana University Museum Fine Arts, Bloomington, Golden Artist Colors, New Berlin, New York, Ulrich Museum Art, Wichita, Kansas, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, City National Bank, Detroit, Greenfield Energy Corporation, Los Angeles, Best Products Company Incorporated, Richmond, Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan, Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene St. College, Keene, New Hampshire, also numerous private collections.

      Represented by Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York City, 1984-1996, Dorothy Blau Gallery, Bay Harbor Island, Florida, 1997-2003.

Membership

Served with United States Navy, 1951-1955.

Connections

Married Eva Machauf; children from previous marriage: Keith, Eric.

father:
Frank Blasi

mother:
Josephine (Frisella) De Blasi

spouse:
Eva Machauf