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Dennis Masback


Dennis Masback received a BFA and MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1971 and 1973.  In 1991, he was awarded a Visual Arts Fellowship from The National Endowment for the Arts.  His work has been exhibited in New York City and elsewhere since 1974 and it has been featured in Artforum and reviewed by The New York Times, Artforum and ARTnews. He began teaching painting and drawing at Pratt Institute in 1993 and retired as Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts in 2018.  He lives and works in Branford, CT.

My work is inspired by the people, places and things that surround me or dwell in my imagination.  Everyday objects, modes of transportation and images of myself are always available.  War, women and animals are more elusive subjects, but all are of interest.  I spend time studying my environment and remembering my past, thinking about history, how things move from place to place and how they are here and then gone.  Painting is the activity that brings all this to life.


Dennis Masback
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