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Paintings of "Domenic Cretara"

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Uploaded on Mar 16, 2008

Domenic Cretara was born in Boston. He received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in painting from Boston University, School of Visual Art. Professor Cretara has won numerous awards and grants since beginning his career. In 1974, he received a Fulbright Grant to Italy which allowed him to spend a year painting and studying in Florence. In the late 1970s, Professor Cretara returned to Europe as artist in residence at the Foundation Camargo in Cassis, France. A Sister Cities Grant allowed him to work in Padua, Italy for a summer and, in 1993, he was the reci pient of the Distinguished Faculty Creative Achievement Award at CSULB. After teaching for sixteen years at the Art Institute of Boston (where he chaired the Fine Arts Department for nine years), Professor Cretara moved to Long Beach to take up a position teaching figure painting and drawing at CSULB.

Professor Cretara's work has been exhibited in prestigious solo and group shows throughout the United States and abroad. He has had numerous exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and San Francisco. His paintings are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Twentieth Century Collection; the Triton Art Museum, Santa Clara, California; The Riverside Art Museum as well as in many private collections throughout the world. The author of numerous articles for The Artist's Magazine and American Artist, Professor Cretara was the subject of a recent video biography. He was recently selected by his colleagues at CSULB as one of four recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for 1997-98.



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