Sergio Roffo [NRA 2011]

Sergio Roffo (b.1953)

First name: Sergio ;
Middle name:
Last name:
Roffo ;

Member: Non-resident artist member ; 
2011 ;
n/a ;



Sergio Roffo, painter (1953-), has been inspired by the work of American traditional painters such as Inness, Fitz Henry Lane & Albert Bierstadt, among others. Roffo’s representations of coastal landscapes reveal a luminous, masterful feeling. As you view his art, you will discover a precise sense of value and atmospheric perspective that conveys a relaxed sense of calmness; a characteristic that defines and informs all of his works. Sergio Roffo’s captivating depictions of the New England landscape have been included in a variety of museum exhibitions and have earned him many, many awards. Please see Awards page.

In 1994, Roffo was the winner of the Massachusetts Duck Stamp, after a friend suggested he try. Not being a wildlife painter, Mr. Roffo accepted the challenge and won on his first attempt, where others spend years trying. He holds the honor of being one of the youngest artists to be designated a “Copley Master” by the Copley Society of Boston. An elected “Fellows” member of the American Society of Marine Artists, an elected Art Renewal Center “Living Master” and an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists.

Sergio’s work is included in many private and publicly owned collections. He has also been selected for inclusion in numerous publications, such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Cape Cod Life, Down East Magazine, American Art Review and has also been featured several times in American Art Collector Magazine.

Roffo was selected as “Artist of the Year” for “Pops By The Sea” by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. Sergio is represented in several prestigious galleries, including Quidley & Co. on Nantucket Island.

The youngest of six children, Sergio was born in San Donato Italy. His family immigrated to Boston where sometime after high school he attended Vesper George School of Art in Boston, majoring in Fine Arts and Illustration. After graduation Mr. Roffo freelanced as an Illustrator for some time and became very successful after acquiring and agent in NYC. The demands of Illustration and burning the midnight oil took it’s toll on Sergio and eventually turned to Fine art, studying under the Boston School painters Robert Douglas Hunter and Robert Cormier where Mr. Roffo honed in on his traditional drawing and landscape techniques. 1991 proved to be a pivotal year for artist Sergio Roffo, who uprooted himself from the heart of Boston, Massachusetts and moved to a nautical village south of Boston. Immediately captivated by the marshes, brackish rivers and coastal views, Roffo went from painting cityscapes to coastal landscapes literally overnight.

Flash forward 25 years, and today we find Roffo established as one of the nation’s preeminent pleinair painter of coastal views.

A serious artist, Roffo continually strives to capture the elusive essence that is Nature. “My mission is trying to convey to the viewer the spirituality and sacredness of my work, indicating the harmony of nature through color and light. As artists, our creative goals will never be accomplished. We will always be students of nature, because nature does it so beautifully. We live each day passionately, others only dream of!”

Mr. Roffo resides in Scituate, MA. with his wife where he continues to strive for excellence every day. Literally observing 24 hours a day while maintaining a balance with domestic duties as a husband and father.

His other interests include gourmet cooking, listening to opera and classical music, gardening, playing tennis and sailing his 18ft. Marshall Sanderling cat boat.





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December 23, 2019

Last updated: July 20, 2023 at 18:02 pm

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