Robert Ferrandini

Down in the Valley


Robert Ferrandini, "Here the eye ultimately composes itself..." Thomas Jefferson (detail), 1999. Oil on panel. 40" x 60". Collection, Danforth Art.

February 26–March 30, 2014

Members Only Reception

Saturday, March 8, 6–8pm


Wednesday, March 12, 12:30pm
Meg White and Arthur Dion of Boston’s Gallery NAGA in conversation about the work of Robert Ferrandini.

About the Exhibition

In conjunction with the recent acquisition of Robert Ferrandini’s painting, “Here the eye ultimately composes itself…, Danforth Art is pleased to present a series of works highlighting how the artist’s unique approach to the landscape developed and changed over the course of his career—particularly after a stroke in 2001 deprived him of the use of his right hand and forced him to learn to paint with his left. In the tradition of the Hudson River School, Ferrandini focuses on visionary aspects of light, producing landscapes that are complex, lush, and haunting.

About the Artist

Robert Ferrandini was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1948, studied at the California Institute of Arts in Valencia, California, and earned a B.F.A. and M.F.A. at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Ferrandini has exhibited extensively, including numerous shows in Boston, at Gallery NAGA, Stavaridis Gallery, and Impressions Gallery. He has had solo shows at the Victoria Munroe Gallery in New York, Sette Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, and at the Provincetown Group Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts. The artist received The Blanche E. Colman Award in 1998, a New England Foundation for the Arts Award in Painting in 1996, and a Painting Fellowship, Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program in 1987.

Art and Healing

Danforth Art often explores the use of art as a mechanism for healing, for discovery, and for recovery, and this theme runs through our spring exhibitions. Learn more.

Related Exhibitions & Shows

For those of you who are interested in the work of Robert Ferrandini, Gallery NAGA presents For Bob: Boston Painting to Benefit Robert Ferrandini, on view from February 7 to March 1.


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