Discover the surprising textures and realistic details late artist Michael P. Rocco achieved in his watercolor paintings as you enjoy our current exhibit, “Michael P. Rocco: In Retrospect.”
Mr. Rocco’s work will be on display in the Community Room at the Cornwall Public Library until August 10, 2023.
Brief Artist Bio
Michael P. Rocco attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where he studied under such renowned artists as John McCoy, Francis Speight and Daniel Garber. After WWII, during which he served in the U.S. Armed Forces and saw action in Italy, Mr. Rocco completed his schooling and worked in the commercial art field. But his first love was always watercolor. He held strongly to his emotional, realistic approach to art. A critic once described his work as, “an amazing illusionistic tour de force.”
During his lifetime, Mr. Rocco had numerous one-man exhibits, and his work continues to grace many private collections. He was also a signature member of multiple art societies and organizations.