Joseph A. Fiore (1925-2008) and his wife Mary were avid supporters of MFT. A contemporary of Lois Dodd and Alex Katz and a well-known avant-garde artist during the 1960s, Fiore divided his life between New York City and Jefferson, Maine. While Fiore is perhaps best known for his abstract compositions, his key inspiration was always the natural world – and this is where his heart lay.
Fiore’s family created the The Falcon Foundation after he passed, to manage the artist’s impressive collection of paintings. In subsequent years, the Foundation donated a generous number of Fiore’s landscape works to MFT—owing to the artist’s longstanding commitment to the organization and the fact that MFT brought together several of Fiore’s own passions, combining art and environmental stewardship.
When in 2016 MFT and the Falcon Foundation partnered to create the Fiore Art Center, plans were made to transfer all of Fiore’s remaining art to the Trust, to find its permanent home at the Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm.
Many of Fiore’s works are for sale through MFT Gallery and proceeds directly benefit the Fiore Art Center. The web page below shows the various bodies of work from his lifelong painting career; each of the categories shows a sample of the work. Please contact us if you are interested in seeing additional pieces from any particular category.
Joseph Fiore’s estate is represented in New York by Meredith Ward Fine Art.
Fiore’s work is in collections of the Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina; Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center, Asheville; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine; Portland Museum of Art, Maine; Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.