John E Melecsinsky

1935 – 2016

John Eugene Melecsinsky was born in Brattleboro, Vermont on November 26, 1935 and died on February 14, 2016. He made an incredible mark within the arts community in New Britain Connecticut and Florence, Italy. John loved to share his art and his love for art. He enjoyed everything which was aesthetically beautiful around him. John received his primary education in New Britain, Connecitcut, where he graduated from high school in 1953. Later in 1935, John enrolled in Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Arts and Illustration. After graduation from Pratt, he enrolled for two years in the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. He has exhibited in one-man and group exhibitions throughout Italy, France, Switzerland, England, Australia, Spain, Canada, and throughout New England and New York State. John lived and painted alternately mainly in Hinsdale, New Hampshire and in Florence, Italy. During his late years he frequented and painted in New Britain Connecticut, at the local Art League, primarily nudes in Pen and Inks and Pastels.

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1948- Won art course from Art Instruction, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
1959- fist One-Man show, Galleria Permanente, Florence, Italy.
Central Connecticut State Collage, New Britain, CT 1961
Gallery M., Farmington, CT
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT
The Grist Mill, Farmington, CT
West Hartford Art League, W. Hartford, CT
Connecticut Academy, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
New Have Exhibit, New Haven, CT
Servermine Exhibit, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT 1967
Keene State College, Keene, NH
New Hampshire Association of Artists, Manchester, NH
Windham College, Putney, VT
Marlborough College, Vermont
Experiment in International Living, Brattleboro, VT
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT 1971
Utica College, Utica, NY
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IND
Mount Herman Academy, Northfield, MA
Smith Gallery, Northampton, MA
Hilson Gallery, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
The Little Studio, Port Washington, New York, 1977
Ella Lerner Gallery, New York City
E. Weyhe Gallery, New York City
Cober Gallery, New York City
International Museum of Erotic Art, San Francisco, California
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT 1980
Arlene MacDaniels Gallery, Simsbury, CT 1992
Aardvark Art Studio, Kensington, CT
Stone Ledge Gallery, Noank, CT 1994
Gallery 33, Stonington, CT
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 1996
Media & Company, New Britain CT, Millerton, NY
ARTS4U Galerie,”Nudes on View””Pastel Impressions” Avon, CT

Casa di Dante, Florence, invitation to inaugurate exhibition season in 1964 and 1966
Florence Art Gallery, Florence
Galleria Santa Croce, Florence
Galleria Spinetti, Florence, guest of honor at exhibition of Contemporary Masters of Tuscan Landscape, 1965
Galleria d’Arte Internationale, Florence, 1965
Galleria Arno, Florence
Teatro Communale, Florence, group show inaugurating summer opera season, 1965
Palazzo Pucci, Florence, group show inaugurating annual boutique show of fashions at Pitti Palace 1966
Galleria Giorgi, Florence
Kens’ Art Gallery, Florence, 1992

Mercury Gallery, London, England
David Jones Ltd. Gallery, Sidney, Australia, group exhibit “European Masters of the Nude”

Melecsinsky also showed in group exhibitions in Bologna, Prato, Milan, Venice, and Rome.

The Archives

1984 Printed Calendar

Beautifully printed 1984 Calendar, rare selection of ink drawings by John E Melecsinsky

John E Melecsinsky Art On Auction

Jem, Nude. Pen and Ink
John E Melecsinsky Art Work. Nude Pen and Ink.