Posted 6 years ago
Here's the final and best score of the day from Salvation's half price sale. I always buy real paintings I like when they're affordable and check the artists out later when I get home. Usually they're unknowns or just locally know. Today I finally picked up a known artist that is actually listed in the art directories. Almost any boat, ship. or waterfront scene gets my attention right away. This beautiful watercolor is by James Philip Feriola. Lots of examples of his work online in private galleries and auctions. A great deal at three dollars ninety-nine cents let alone half of that ! -Mike-
James Philip Feriola Biography
Courtesy of www.rogallery.com
James Feriola, American (1925 - 1997)
Birth place: Great Notch, NJ
Addresses: Hempstead, NY
Profession: Painter, art administrator
Studied: Phoenix Sch Design, New York, grad.
Exhibited: Smithsonian Inst, Washington, DC; Nat Acad Design, New York; World's Fair Fine Arts Pavilion, New York; Hammond Mus; Prince Rainier III Palace, Monaco. Awards: Gold Medal of Honor, Smithsonian Inst; travel grant to Europe, Greenwich Village Art Show; Silver Medal Hon, Am Vet Soc Artists.
Member: Am Watercolor Soc; Hudson Valley Artists; Am Artists Prof League; Am Vet Soc Artists; Art League of Nassau Co.
Work: Nassau Co Mus, Syosset, NY; R Peerman Corp & H Butt Corp, Corpus Christi, Tex; Country Art Gallery, Locust Valley, NY.
Comments: Preferred Medium: Watercolors. Teaching: Instr watercolor, Baldwin Art Ctr, NY. Positions: Supvr art & exhib dept, Nassau Co Mus, c.1973. Publications: Illusr, Of Plates and Purlins; illusr, A Rural Heritage for Today.
Sources: WW73; Famous People of Hempstead, NY" (film)."