“What the eye perceives
in an instant, I translate into an epiphanic experience on
This is the way in which Ernest
Principato describes his paintings. Mr. Principato’s
unique style creates the vibrant colors of the Impressionist
school of painting combined
with the compositional structure of the Old Masters. After decades
of study, he has
developed a unique perspective that allows traditional standards
to be reinterpreted with
Collecting many prizes, this
style of American Impressionism has been exhibitedthroughout
the United States ad Canada including the National Gallery of
Art in Bermuda. While traveling to paint and teach around the
US, Mr. Principato has spoken on radio programs explaining his
concepts or artistic interpretation.
In addition to numerous art
associations, he has been a participant in the following art
organization: the National Arts Club of New York City, the Pastel
Society of America,Society of American Impressionist, and International
Society of Marine Painters. This artist founded American Art
Productions to expand an understanding of color as the essential
element of impressionistic painting while incorporating classical
principals of form and compositional construction.
During his early art education, Mr. Principato sought
out some of the most influential artist of the last 50 year
to glean knowledge: beginning with the Vesper George school
of Art, Boston MA; then training with Robert D. Hunter, Boston,
MA; selected as a private student by R. H. Ives Gammell Atelier,
Boston, MA; studied with portraitists Everett R. Kinstler
and Richard L. Seyffert, Art Students League, NYC; sculpted
with Jose DeCreeft, NY; and studied with Henry Hensche, Cape
Cod School of Art.
Principato on location in Newport, RI
First to recognize the artist’s talent with
a series of commissions for his private collection was Dr.
C. Vermuele, Curator of Classical Painting at Boston Museum
of Fine Arts. Since then other commissions have followed
and his paintings are now included in corporate, public,
and private collections. Currently, Mr. Principato travels
extensively to teach and paint.