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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Maurice Sapiro

Maurice Sapiro

Maurice L. Sapiro (b. 1932)

Born in New Jersey, Sapiro lives with his wife in Connecticut.

He paints landscapes, still lives, and dreamscapes.

“Fascinated by ‘the moment when natures fuses light and air, and creates a work of art’, Sapiro captures the ethereal, spiritual, magical tones, light and mood of nature. In delicately and subtly applied glazes, his images explore the moods of morning and evening on marshes and rivers of the area. Still lifes evoke a sense of both mystery and beauty in their hints at abstraction, and occasionally Sapiro takes on the human figure with an eye for the exotic and arresting character. He has published articles and books on clay form modeling methods, built his own harpsichord, taught himself a high level of color photography and did his own color processing. He has dabbled in inventing and in optics as well, all the while, however, continuing to experiment with painting in watercolor and in oil.” (

He is the author of “(t)he definitive examination of the fundamental process of handbuilding clay” (“Clay: Handbuilding”; Davis Publications). His books have sold over 48,000 copies and have been considered authoritative classics in the classroom and the studio for over 30 years.

Maurice Sapiro


Smokenders Prize, Paint & Clay Club Annual, 1981 New Haven, Ct

Hilda P. Levy Watercolor Prize, Paint & Clay Club Annual, 1986 New Haven, Ct

Shortell Prize, Connecticut Watercolor Society Annual, 1986

C.W.S. Award, Connecticut Watercolor Society Annual, 1988


Maurice Sapiro said...

Thank you for this beautiful presentation.

Artodyssey said...

My pleasure Maurice !
(and beautiful ... is your work ! )

Best regards from Portugal


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