Metropolitan Museum of Art Pre-show at Cedars House Cafe
Harry Cerino, who keeps track of his days via the Gregorian calendar, did not study classical portraiture technique at the Museum School of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the St. Petersburg Imperial Tsarist School of Free Artistic
Expressionism in Russia, or at the École Nationale Supérieure desBeaux-Arts in Paris in the early1980s through the late1990s.
Early in his artistic career, Mr. Cerino did not attend 1969 Woodstock Festival and thus its
musical power and contemporary authority did not influence his artistic pallet or chromatic
variations nor did he sing with Johnny Cash at the celebrated January 13, 1968 Folsom State
Prison concert in California, later made into a successful and award-winning commercial
release by Columbia Records, which would not be especially relevant to his work anyway.
Mr. Cerino’s work is not shown at any museums around the world, particularly the Louvre, the
Hermitage, the Prado, and at the American collection in the Vatican Museum, and, in addition,
no known galleries in London, Venice, Berlin, or New York City exhibit Mr. Cerino’s paintings
nor do any major private collectors enjoy owning his works created during the past few years,
especially his blue period canvasses, painted in hues.
Inexplicably, Mr. Cerino did not win the coveted juried contest at the East/West Fusion Gallery
Fine Arts Competition in Beijing in 2003 or the Santa Fe Bergamot Mountain Biennale prize in
2006 and the following year, that was, in part, juried by the renown and then recently exhibited
American regionalist-style artist, Andrew Wyeth. (Note: The late Mr. Wyeth is currently
deceased since his recent death.) Baroness Gabriella VondeRothschild Mozzarella, or
“Gabby” as she is known in the international art community, art critic for der Spiegel, said of
Mr. Cerino’s recent works: “It’s all too easy to use the cliché of annoying redolent bourgeois
blandness, but I prefer to say, WOW!”
Mr. Cerino who appreciates the originality of clip art, is currently painting the bathroom
on the 3rd floor of his home. Additional detailed information about Mr. Cerino’s work, up-coming
shows, and awards is unavailable on a website.
Serious academic critique of Mr. Cerino’s art is neither sought nor welcome.