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Bernard Corey
Spring Shadows and Bark

Oil on board
14 x 10 inches


Bernard Corey
Farm Near My Home

Oil on board
10 x 16 inches


Bernard Corey
Fisherman

Oil on board
10 x 14 inches


Bernard Corey
Melting Snow

Oil on board
11 x 14 inches


Bernard Corey
Millbury Farm

Oil on board
9 x 14 inches


Bernard Corey
Pines and the River

Oil on board
10 x 14 inches


Bernard Corey
Summer

Oil on board
9 x 12 inches


Bernard Corey
Winter Moment

Oil on board
9 x 12 inches


Bernard Corey
Winter in New England

Oil on board
8 x 10 inches


Bernard Corey
Worcester Barn

Oil on board
10 x 16 inches

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( American 1913-2000)

Popular realist landscape painter Bernard Corey was born and raised in South Grafton, MA, where he died in March 2000. He executed paintings en plein aire with confidence and accuracy. Primarily self-taught, he did study for a brief period with Don Stone.

His memberships included the Rockport Art Association, Salmagundi Club, Academic Artists Association, The Allied Artists of America, Providence Water Color Club, the Guild of Boston Artists, North Shore Art Association and more. Having won over 100 awards and honors, some include The Lazare Barth Award, No. Shore AA (1964; Academic Artist Association First Place for watercolor (1964), Harriet Lumis Award (First in Oil 1967, 1978, 1981), Helen Gould Kennedy Award (1973), Morton Donald Cotch Award (1976), Muriel Alvord Award (1979, 1983), Samuel Armour Award (1981), N.E. Heritage Award (1988), Walsh Award (1994); Rockport Art Association (many awards including) Eric Hudson Award (1969), Philip Shumaker Award (1970), Peg Leg Award (1971), Eliot Award (1972), Hibbard and the Geddes Awards (1974, 1978), Iver Rose & Rowbard Awards (1975), A.R. Strisik Award (1976), Colburn Award (1977), Everett Award (1979), Guild of Boston Artist’s Award (1980), Clark Award (1983), Ricca Award (1985, 1989), Parson’s Award (1986), Wood Award (1991), Moore Memorial Award (1993), Hibbard, Perry & Mantzouianis Awards (1994), First Prize for Oils (August 1996); Salmagundi Club, NYC (many awards including) L.B. Seley Award (1971, 1976), Thumb Box Show (1974, 1977), Kriendler Award (1975), Tuttle Award (1979), Ellis Artists Fellowship Fund Award (1980), Winsor & Newton Award (1986, 1987)); Hudson Valley Art Association, C.H. Davis Award (1981), Dole Award (1986), Ward Award (1991); Providence Watercolor Club, lst Prize (1972); Lester House, New York City, Guy Award (1977), Gold Medal (1978), Parson Award (1989, 1994), Grabach Award (1991); Allied Artists of America, Gold Medal of Honor (1973); The American Artists Professional League Gold Medal (1978); Academic Artists Assoc., Gold Medal (1975); Providence Water Color Club (1972, 1977, 1978, 1989, 1994, 1991); Allied Artists of America (gold, 1973 and 1978 and 1975) and many more.

Corey diligently painted for up to 12 hours a day until the end of his life and fellow artists usually accompanied him to paint in the fields, along the streams, beaches and mountains in and around New England. Although the artist traveled throughout the world, Paris made little impression on him. He was American through-and-through and adhered to academic and impressionist traditions. Corey’s carefully painted impressionistic plein aire canvases capture the essence of nature in all four seasons. When asked why he never married, Corey replied in 1999, “I am married to art! She is my mistress!”

The Rockport Art Association gave Corey a retrospective exhibition (October-November 2000) saluting the artist’s profound understanding of nature and painting.