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"Autorino's work is unique in style and combines an early twentieth century feel with present-day subjects. His soft palette masterfully captures the mood of each individual setting from falling snow to nocturnal views of the Delaware River. Anthony's work is clearly a continuing chapter in the story of 'New Hope School' Impressionist painting"
As a teenager Anthony Michael Autorino enlisted in the Air Force. For eight years he worked at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France as a cryptographer. It was in Paris that he began to be interested in painting.
After returning to the United States, Autorino began to paint in New York and New England. He opened his first art gallery in New Hope in the late 1960s. He moved across the Delaware River to Lambertville, New Jersey, where he opened the Lambertville Fine Art Gallery, which remained in business until 2001.
In 1968 he decided to make a permanent home in the Delaware Valley. In the 1980s, he moved into the previous house of George Sotter in Buckingham of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Autorino was mainly a self-taught artist, whose primary medium was oil. While considered a landscape artist, he also painted a myriad of other subjects including crowded beach scenes, genre paintings, and farm animals.
Autorino exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York City, the American Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Jim's of Lambertville Fine Art Gallery, and the Michener Art Museum in New Hope. He died in December 2015 in Vermont.
Connection to Bucks County
Autorino moved to the Delaware Valley in 1968 and began his Bucks County career at The Gallery in New Hope. In 1982, The Gallery was relocated across the river to Lambertville, New Jersey.
In the 1980s, Autorino moved into the house of George Sotter in Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Autorino exhibited in many galleries in Bucks County including Jim's of Lambertville Fine Art Gallery and the Michener Art Museum in New Hope.
Teachers and Influences
Artists who influenced Autorino includes Edward Redfield, George Sotter, Robert Spencer and George Inness. Autorino was basically self-taught.
Selected Major Exhibitions
National Academy of Design in New York, NY
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
Jim's Antiques Fine Art Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
Art and the River, Michener Art Museum, New Hope, PA
Willamette University, Salem, OR
Mansfield Fine Arts Guild, Mansfield, OH
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, FL
McMurry College, Abilene, TX
Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, SC
New Jersey State Art Festival, Long Branch, NJ
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Bucks Fever, Annual Show of Bucks County Impressionists, Doylestown, PA
One-man retrospective exhibit, City of Trenton Museum, Ellarslie, NJ
Corporate and Institutional Collections
First Union Bank
University of Connecticut National Academy of Design
Merck Pharmaceutical, New Jersey and Tokyo Offices
Presidential Palace, the Republic of Ivory Coast, Africa
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co.
Invitational, Greensburg, PA, 1st Prize and Publication, 1965
New Jersey State Art Festival, Long Branch, NJ, 1st Prize, 1966
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, Show Medal and 1st Prize, 1983
Correopsis, Storm Light
Canal, Lambertville Winter
Jill Weatherill's Garden, Princeton
Deleware River Crossing C. 1997
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