Paul Frontiero Sr. Exhibit at State of the Art Gallery on Rocky Neck

paul frontiero sr

You all know and love ArtRocks! Paul Frontiero, Jr. and his artwork, but did you know that his father, Paul Frontiero, Sr. was an exceptional oil painter.  There is an exhibit of his work at the State of the Art Gallery at 4 Wonson Street on Rocky Neck (next to the Cultural Center), with an Opening Reception on Saturday, August 31 from 2:00-6:00pm.  The exhibit runs August 18-September 23.  Gallery is open Thursdays-Sundays from noon to 5:00pm.  It is a lovely space and the exhibit is beautiful.  If you can’t make the opening, do stop by and see the exhibit on one of their open days.

Paul Frontiero (1925- 2012)

Paul Frontiero was born and brought up in Gloucester, a native of the Cape Ann area.  Paul not only comes from a long line of fishermen ancestry but was a fisherman himself, for over half of his life-time.

He fished from as far south as the Diamond Shoals of the Carolina’s to as far north as the Grand Banks off St. John’s, Newfoundland and Canada.

The many hours Paul spent in the small dories made him realize the expansiveness of the sea, at times so calm and then again a raging fury.  Although he painted other subject matter, most of his paintings are of his life on the sea.  As a boy on the boats, he would often rough pencil sketch on anything that was at hand – paper bags, old wooden planks, and even on the side of the same dories that he spent so many hours on.  Each and every painting has a spiritual quality that reveals Mr. Frontiero’s deep love for the sea.

Mr. Frontiero maintained a year-round gallery off of Highway 128 in Gloucester for many years.

About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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6 Responses to Paul Frontiero Sr. Exhibit at State of the Art Gallery on Rocky Neck

  1. Thanks for the great post EJ

  2. Leslie De Vaney says:

    Great post! Love his work. Sorry I missed you last Monday, E.J.
    I was dismayed to find most galleries/restaurants closed on Mondays on The Neck, esp. during summer, but know you all need a rest. I took the water shuttle so I wouldn’t be concerned about parking, and also for the enjoyment of being on the water. Mr. Favazza is a genial skipper and great Gloucester ambassador.

    • E.J. says:

      Hi Leslie,
      I’m sorry I missed seeing you. We mostly all close Monday and/or Tuesday when it is generally slow on the neck so we can enjoy a little of summer and do all the things that we need to do like laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc. I wish I’d known you were here though – I would have come down and opened, or met you at Madfish.

  3. Dave Moore says:

    Makes you feel there even when far! Memories for sure! :-)

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