Charles Movalli

A Gloucester native, Charles Movalli grew up with great artists, wrote about them, taught them and became one himself. After more than four decades practicing his art, he still enjoys doing it and talking about it.

In this clip, Charlie talks about constructing a painting with blocks of light and dark.

Charlie continues his discussion of painting with his definition of “simplicity.”

Charles takes great satisfaction from building up a painting from the most efficient series of brushstrokes – stroke by stroke until the scene emerges as a complete work.

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paul f frontiero jr October 10, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Thanks Dave and Maggie!

It’s great to see Charlie discuss his process. He’s done so much to promote other Cape Ann artists through books and magazine articles , it’s great to see him get some air time.
Thanks Again, I’ve met him a few times a long time ago when I was a kid.

Judy Thurber May 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I have been trying to get in touch with Mr. Movalli. He wrote an article about Zygmund Jankowski after he passed away. I have one of Mr. Jankowski’s paintings from his early time (1952) and I would like to talk to Mr. Movalli about it.
How I got this painting would interest Mr. Movalli.
Thank you for any help you can get me.
Judy Thurber
Blue Lakeside Treasures
Shipshewana, In