Erie, 1955, Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 40″

Joseph Fiore

(1925–2008) Fiore attended and subsequently taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. There, he had studied with Willem de Kooning, Jacob Lawrence and Jean Varda. Later, he taught at the Philadelphia College of Art, Maryland College of Art and the National Academy. Fiore was a member of the 10th Street Art Scene in the late ‘50s and ‘60s, a group of galleries that showed his work and the work of Alex Katz, Lois Dodd, Bernard Langlais, and others. He has had one-person shows in New York at Staempfli Gallery (reviewed by Fairfield Porter), Schoelkoph Gallery, Fischbach Gallery, and others.

Selected Collections:
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
North Carolina State Museum, Raleigh, NC
Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C.
Colby Art Museum, Waterville, ME
Weatherspoon Gallery, Queensboro, NC
National Academy of Design, New York City
Chase Manhattan Collection, New York City
Asheville Museum of Art, NC
Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT