167 Trouble Street, Cummington MA
Michael Falcone graduated from Buffalo State University in 1965, earning a BS in Art Education. He acquired his MFA in painting from Syracuse University, in 1967.
After spending two years teaching art at Plattsburgh State University, Michael moved to NYC in 1969, where he established himself as an artist.
Concentrating in oil, watercolor and pastels, his works have been acquired by a number of corporate and business collections, including Chase Manhattan Bank, Davis, Polk & Wardwell, LLP, and Newsweek.
Michael’s painting have always centered around the soil/his surroundings, the landscape, with infrequent forays into abstraction. He is a studio painter, not interested in plein-air, using photographs to record the emotional impact of the place, light, image. Michael often repeatedly paints one place evidencing his emotional and intellectual connection to the place, the time of day, the light.
After a long career of teaching carpentry to children at three NYC private schools; Village Community School, Calhoun and St. Bernard’s, Michael now resides full time in Cummington, MA, where he is able to devote his time solely to his art.