Jules Maidoff giving artist presentation @ SACI Thursday, March 20 at 6:30pm

Painting by Jules Maidoff

Painting by Jules Maidoff

On Thursday, March 20th, at 6:30 pm, SACI founder and Director Emeritus Jules Maidoff is giving a presentation on his career as an artist in SACI’s Clayton Hubbs Lecture Hall (Palazzo dei Cartelloni), Via Sant’Antonino, 11 in Florence, Italy.

Jules MaidoffJules Maidoff was born in New York City, in 1933. He grew up in the Bronx, the discendent of a Jewish family which had immigrated to the United States. He studied painting at Cooper Union and the City College of New York where he got his degree in 1956. Maidoff defines this period as the one of a Bronx emigrant in Manhattan. In 1956-57 he went to Italy on a Fulbright grant and returned to NYC to do postgraduate studies at New York University in 1957-58. He held many exhibitions during this period and worked in graphic design and advertising. Many of his works have been acquired by important museums (Riverside Museum, Brandeis University Museum, New York University Museum) and by many famous personalities such as Robert Joffrey, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ravi Shankar, Mick Jagger, and many more.

By the end of the 60′s he returned to Tuscany, moving there permanently in 1973. Jules Maidoff was forty years old then and he was leaving behind his graphic design and commercial work to wholly dedicate himself to painting. From 1975 he is one of the founding members of the Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence where he worked as a teacher and director. Jules Maidoff has had more than 100 exhibitions of his work worldwide.

Jules Maidoff

Artist Presentation

Thursday, March 20th, at 6:30 pm

Studio Art Centers International
Palazzo dei Cartelloni, Clayton Hubbs Lecture Hall
Via Sant’Antonino 11 – Florence, ITALY

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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Late Spring & Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, Post-Bac in Studio Art; MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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