Peter Lee Spataro (1942-2014) [NRA 1989-2014]

 

Peter Lee Spataro (1942-2014)
[NRA 1989-2014]
American watercolor landscape artist ;
Peter L. Spataro ; P.L. Spataro ; P. L. Spataro ; P. Lee Spataro ; Peter Spataro ;
[Born January 23, 1942 in Grandville, NY – died 2014 in Tampa, FL]

 

SAL record control number: 103738 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Peter Lee Spataro (1942-2014) biography:

Birth: January 23, 1942 in Grandville, NY ;
Death: 2014 in Tampa, FL ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Aquarius ;

Known for: Loosely painted vibrant color watercolor landscape paintings ;
Medium: Watercolor ; acrylic ; oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Old buildings ; landscapes ; waterscapes ; marine ;

Areas: Grandville, NY ; Utica, NY ; Whitinsville, MA ; Hanover, MA ; North Miami Beach, FL ; Miami, FL ; Tampa, FL ; Hingham, MA ; Hanson, MA ; Gloucester, MA ; Rockport, MA ;  Sutton, MA ; Sterling, MA ; Barre, MA ; Upton, MA ; Millbury, MA ; VT ; ME ; Naples, FL ;
Region: North East ; South East ;
Lived: Grandville, NY ; 80 Dover Drive, Whitinsville, MA (1992) ; 44 Hickory Lane, Whitinsville, MA (1993-1997) ; 32 Alden Road, Hanover, MA (1996-2002) ; 217 Ponderosa Drive, Hanover, MA (1999-2000) ; 1566 Northeast 172nd St, North Miami Beach, FL (1999-2008) ; 1835 Northeast Miami Gardens Drive #139, Miami, FL (2006-2013) ; 2548 Lake Ellen Circle, Tampa, FL (2014) ;
Father: Peter M Spataro (1910-1968) ;
Mother: Marietta J (Cary) Spataro (1920-2008) ;
Relatives:
Spouse: Sandra Diane (Stoddard) Spataro (-), wife, married April 15, 1967, Utica, NY ;
Children: Matt Spataro (?-?), son ;

Training: Barrington College, RI ; Pratt, New York, NY under Edgar Albert Whitney (1891-1987) (5 years) ;
Instructors: Edgar Albert Whitney (1891-1987) (5 years) ;
Work: Works published in Better Homes and Gardens and American Artist magazine ; Featured in The best of watercolor by Betty Lou Schlemm and Thomas Nicholas Sr ; Featured in Watercolor91 (1991) ; Painted rooms in hotels including Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami and The Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach, FL ;

Taught: L G Nourse School, Norton, MA ; Plymouth River School and East School, Hingham, MA (1990s) ; Ran art program at Massachusetts Department of Correction, MA (7 years) ;
Students:

Member: Salmagundi, New York, NY, non-resident artist member ; Scituate Arts Association Gallery, Boston, MA ;
Exhibited with: Salmagundi, New York, NY ; City Hall Boston, Boston, MA ; Symphony Hall, Boston, MA ; The Prudential Building, Boston, MA ; South Shore Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA ; Scituate Arts Association Gallery, Boston, MA (2004) ;
Awards: John Krasansky Award for excellence in watercolor, two medals from the North Shore Art Association, most popular and W Hibbard Award (2004) at the Rockport Art Association, the Edward and Elizabeth Schlemm award (2005), the Cheap Joes Watercolor award at the Florida Watercolor Society, First prize at the Palm Beach Art Association ;

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Peter Lee Spataro (1942-2014) was an American Realist landscape painter and teacher. He was born on January 23, 1942 in Grandville, NY to manager Peter M Spataro (1910-1968) and his wife Marietta J (Cary) Spataro (1920-2008).

Spataro graduated from Barrington College, RI, and studied for five years under landscape watercolor artist Edgar Albert Whitney (1891-1987) in New York, NY (likely at Pratt). While in school in New York he met his wife Sandra Diane (Stoddard) Spataro and married April 15, 1967 in Utica, NY.

The artist began his teaching career at L G Nourse Elementary School, Norton, MA. Spataro worked at Plymouth River Elementary School and East School, Hingham, MA, in the 1990s and ran an art program for the inmates at Massachusetts Department of Correction, MA for seven years. While based in and around Massachusetts he taught watercolor workshops around the country.

During Spataro’s life he painted many locations including: Grandville, NY, Utica, NY, Whitinsville, MA, Hanover, MA, North Miami Beach, FL, Miami, FL, Tampa, FL, Hingham, MA, Hanson, MA, Gloucester, MA, Rockport, MA, Sutton, MA, Sterling, MA, Barre, MA ; Upton, MA, Millbury, MA, VT, ME and Naples, FL.

His work was published in Better Homes and Gardens and American Artist magazine. He was featured in The best of watercolor by Betty Lou Schlemm and Thomas Nicholas Sr and in Watercolor91 (1991). Spataro painted room murals for Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami and The Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach, FL.

He was a member of Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Scituate Arts Association Gallery, Boston, MA, Allied Artists of America, New York, NY, Academic Artists Association, Springfield, MA, New England Watercolor Society, Boston, MA, The North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA, The Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA, The Miami Watercolor Society, Miami, FL, Florida Watercolor Societies, Miami, FL, and the Hudson Valley Art Association.

He won the John Krasansky Award for excellence in watercolor, two medals from the North Shore Art Association, most popular and W Hibbard Award (2004) at the Rockport Art Association, the Edward and Elizabeth Schlemm award (2005), the Cheap Joes Watercolor award at the Florida Watercolor Society, First prize at the Palm Beach Art Association, and others.

Spataro’s work are represented by various galleries in Florida and Massachusetts.

– Original biography by Bill Indursky for the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 2021.

 

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Record birth date:
August 21, 2021

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