(American, b. 1952) Frank Corso was born in Syracuse New York. Taking a keen interest in art at a very early age, he was inspired to draw and paint the landscape of the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. He had the opportunity to have very fine art teachers in high school who also happened to be fine painters, artists George Benedict and Nick Todisco, and through their influence he began to polish his painting style from an early age. After attending Onondaga Community College for architecture, and then realizing that the rigid structure of Architecture was not for him, he began elective courses in Fine Arts at Syracuse University, and here, for the first time he began to study abstract painting and design with professors Frank Goodnow and others to broaden his horizons in painting. It was here where he also began working with etching and lithograph printmaking.
Around 1980, he relocated to the North Shore of Massachusetts, where there has always been a thriving art scene. He achieved Master status at the Copley Society in Boston and began to receive many awards for his work, including The Yankee Sagendorf Award and the Grumbacher Medal. His paintings have been included in “The Best of Oil Painting” and the “Best of Pastel” hard cover art books by Rockport Publishers. Featured articles have been included in “Sea History Magazine” and Southwest Florida's "Expressions" magazine.Frank Corso continues to have successful one man shows in both Nantucket Massachusetts and in Florida. Most recently, his paintings were selected to be included in the movie set of an upcoming major motion picture called "The Company Men" starring Kevin Costner, Ben Affleck and Tommy Lee Jones, filmed in Boston, MA.
Corso still spends some time in coastal Massachusetts where he maintains a home and studio, in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY, and at his home in Southwest Florida, where he seems to be spending the majority of his time these days, along with various painting trips around the country and Europe - where he has painted from Sicily to Tuscany. More recently he has worked in both Hawaii and California with an upcoming trip to paint harvest season in and around Napa Valley. He was also recently invited to conduct a week long Artist in Residence program at the esteemed Pitcher Inn in Warren, Vermont where he painted, gave talks and demos and finished the week with a two hour concert.
His paintings are sought by collectors and hang in many private and corporate institutions around the world including the Ritz Carlton, Tiburon Golf Resort, Naples Florida, State Farm Insurance, Nantucket Golf club, The Cloister, Georgia Sea Island and many others. Frank Corso is represented by fine galleries and dealers nationwide.