Maurice Sapiro

"Painting, like life, is a journey.  And, as with any journey, it’s the people you meet along the way who leave the most lasting impressions.  In my 60 year journey as a painter, I have been fortunate.  The dealers, patrons, and friends I have met have been the best."

Highly regarded Realist painter Maurice Sapiro is no stranger to taking chances. As anyone who studies his work can attest, his ability to perceive, capture, and transpose light and color onto canvas is unlike any other. Sapiro has dedicated his life to art and as a result he has received many awards for his work.

He has authored many art books which have sold over 48,000 copies and have been considered authoritative classics in the classroom and the studio for over 30 years.

Maurice Sapiro is represented exclusively by Mahlstedt Gallery.


  • Smokenders Prize, Paint & Clay Club Annual, 1981 NewHaven, CT
  • Hilda P. Levy Watercolor Prize, Paint & Clay ClubAnnual, 1986 New Haven, CT
  • Shortell Prize, Connecticut Watercolor Society Annual,1986
  • C.W.S. Award, Connecticut Watercolor Society Annual, 1988

Selected Exhibitions:

  • The National Academy of Design, 135th Annual N.Y.C.
  • Metropolitan Young Artists Show, National Arts Club,1958, N.Y.C.
  • Allied Artists of America, 88th Annual 2001 N.Y.C.
  • The American Artists Professional League, 73rd National2001, N.Y.C.
  • Art Of New England, Lyme Art Association, 2002
  • Connecticut Watercolor Society, 1985 ’86, ’87, ’88, ’91

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