“Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond” Exhibition Catalog
Written and designed by Judith Curtis
© 2017 Dale Ratcliff Movalli
Softcover, 38 pages
Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond
Cape Ann Museum
March 4, 2017–May 21, 2017
Featuring 57 color reproductions of Charles Movalli’s paintings and essays by Judith Curtis (“Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond”) and Charles Movalli (“In Praise of Painterly Painters”).
For over forty years, Charles Movalli (1945–2016) was a pillar of Cape Ann’s year-round art community, a distinguished landscape and marine painter, a prolific writer and advocate for the arts, and a widely respected teacher.
His paintings have been showcased in solo and group exhibitions throughout the region and showered with awards; his writings on art and artists have been published widely, and his editorial skills earned him a 25-year stint as contributing editor of American Artist magazine. Often referring to himself as “the luckiest man in the world,” Movalli created a body of work which continues to inspire and delight viewers.
This exhibition is drawn from private collections throughout the region and is complemented by gallery talks and discussions exploring Movalli’s career and influence.