biography of Florence V. Mercolin GRAZIANO (XX)

Birth place: Plainfield, NJ

Addresses: Plainfield, NJ

Profession: Painter, sculptor

Studied: Columbus Col. Art & Design; ASL with Robert Brackman, R.B. Hale, R. de Lamonica & John Hovannes; Cape School Art; John Pike Watercolor School.

Exhibited: Int. Art Show, NYC, 1970; Hudson Valley AA Ann. Exh., New York, 1970-71; Salon Soc. l'…cole Française, Paris, France, 1971; Biennale Int. Officielle d'Art Contemporain de Vichy, France, 1972; All. Artists Am., NY, 1972. Awards: first prize for sculpture & second prize for painting, Convention Hall Art Exh., Las Vegas, NV, 1968; first prize for oils, Plainfield AA, 1968, 1969 & 1970; first for drawing & oil, Wash. (DC) Hilton Art Show, 1969.

Member: NAC; AAPL (bd. mem., NJ chapt., 1971-); Min. Art Soc. NJ (comt. mem., 1972-); Plainfield AA (bd. mem., 1969-); Hunterdon AC

Work: Wash. Co. MFA, Hagerstown, MD; Sheldon Swope MA, Terre Haute, IN; Univ. Maine, Orono; Rutgers Univ., NJ; Eisenhower College, Seneca Falls, NY. Commissions: portrait of Henri Nosco, conductor of NBC Symphony Orchestra, 1958; portrait & brochure, comn. by Hildegarde, NYC, 1965 & 1970; portrait comn. by Mrs. Jimmy Durante, Beverly Hills, 1971; program & brochure, Plainfield Symphony, NJ, 1972-73.

Comments: Preferred media: oils, pastels, charcoals, watercolors, clays, graphics. Positions: dir., first art show & sales, Marion Co. Fair, 1967; asst. chmn. & publicity dir., Plainfield Festival Arts, 1970. Teaching: Graziano Sch. Arts, Marion, OH, 1959-68 & Graziano Studio FA, Plainfield, NJ, 1969-; lecturer/demonstrator, various art organizations, 1959-.

Sources: WW73; R. Clermont, La RÈvue Moderne (Paris, April, 1972); Lee Leary, article, Spotlight Magazine (July 1972); Leo Soretsky, "Opus Artis," FM Guide (August, 1972).

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