Co-Directors of Etruscan Places since 1995, painters Maddine Insalaco (MFA New York Academy of Art http://www.maddineinsalaco.com ) and Joe Vinson (Ringling School of Art, School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston http://www.joevinson.com) are recognized experts in the field of early open air painting in Italy. They have jointly published articles, curated museum exhibitions, and given lectures on the subject and its influence on modern painting in diverse forums including the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Sotheby’s and the National Academy of Design as well as art schools and universities.
An intimate knowledge of the historic routes of Italian open air painting has enabled the couple to assist museums in both France and the United States identify relevant collection works. Their work has been exhibited extensively and is held in private collections throughout the USA and Europe.
The couple divides their lives between Italy and New York City.
Specialized landscape painting workshops in some of the most beautiful locations in Tuscany & Civita Castellana. Since 2014 we offer a workshop in the historic Salt Marshes of Ipswich, MA.