Born in New Haven, Connecticut, John Massimino received his B.F.A degree from the Hartford Art School (U.S.A). He has been featured in numerous one-man shows as well as group exhibitions in the United States and Italy. Travel to Italy, Israel, England and the United States has greatly influenced his work. Massimino’s one-man shows have taken place at the New Britain Museum of Art (U.S.A), AHDA Art Gallery (New York), Bechtel International Center, Stanford University (U.S.A), Little Art Gallery (U.S.A), Hotel San Michele (Capri, Italy), Galleria D’Arte Personale (Italy), and The Frame Shop Gallery (U.S.A.).
Massimino’s 40 painting awards include Watercolor U.S.A., American Watercolor Society, Connecticut Watercolor Society, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Berkshire Art Association (U.S.A.), New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Brush and Palette Club, Audubon Show (New York).
Permanent collection of his works are displayed at the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Davenport Municipal Art Gallery, Springfield Art Museum, New Britain Museum of Art, Fairfield University (U.S.A), Hotel San Michele (Italy), Kennedy Space Center Museum (Florida), as well as private collections in Europe and America.
Massimino is a member of many outstanding art associations, and is honored in Who’s Who in the East (U.S.A), the Dictionary of International Biography, Men of Achievement and the NASA Team of Artists.
He taught at the Paier College of Art in Connecticut for over 20 years and is currently a visiting professor.