(11/08/1957 – 11/19/2016)
Claudio Gasparini, originally from the Friuli and Veneto regions in northern Italy, was a resident in the United States from 1984 to 2016, the year he passed away. Mr. Gasparini was a young adult when he left Italy and embarked on 10 years of world travels prior to settling on Martha’s Vineyard and later Boston, MA.
Born of Italian and Basque heritage, Mr. Gasparini painted and exhibited beginning in early childhood. European artists he particularly admired included the post-impressionists Cezanne, Van Gogh, Modigliani, and Soutine; and the French fauvists Derain and Vlaminck.
An inventive and prolific artist, Mr. Gasparini enjoyed exploring and developing a variety of styles and themes. Expressing his subjects best in oils, Mr. Gasparini’s artwork exhibits the rich color and vibrancy typical of many post-impressionist European artists. Themes he was most fond of painting were landscapes, sailing and seascapes, and the wine and foods of his Italian roots. He was also well known for his lively rooster paintings and Mediterranean scenes.
Mr. Gasparini often traveled abroad and sold his original artwork to private collectors in the U.S. and Europe. He regularly exhibited his artwork on Martha’s Vineyard and had also exhibited in Boston, Baltimore, New Hope, and Venice, Italy.