John Merlino Bestowed Two 2021 American Art Awards
Posted September 26, 2021
John Merlino takes two top honors for Realism and Futurism from the 2021 American Art Awards.
Congratulations to BSA artist John Merlino, winner in the 2021 American Art Awards in the category of Realism or Impressionism-Landscape with Life: 2nd place tie: “Light of a New Day”.
He also won 4th place In the category of Futurism or Futuristic for “Moon Phase #8".
John Merlino's passion for art started after his father’s passing when he was 10. His late sister Camille took him under her wing to support him in the arts. John traveled to Buffalo to attend weekly classes with Anthony Sisti in his studio and also attended classes at the Albright Knox. John graduated from Eden Senior High School and went on to Daemen College where he studied Art History. John began working on his catalog of works with emphasis on his signature dry brush watercolor and oil and egg tempera.
Image: "Light of a New Day" - currently at the Castellani for the BSA Catalogue Exhibition
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