Donald Allen Mosher (1945-2014), was born in Malden, MA and spent his early years in Topsfield and Saugus, graduating from Vesper George School of Art in 1968. He then worked as an illustrator and art director for 10 years, and was lifelong art teacher and demonstrator.
Don Mosher won his first prize when he was nine years old, and accumulated over 200 painting awards including the Gold Medal at the Guild of Boston Artists. He was featured in several national publications such as Yankee Magazine and American Artist Magazine.
Don authored “The Seasons of New England” depicting the many moods and changes in the seasons of the six states. Although Don’s primary painting area was Cape Ann, he and his wife Christine traveled and painted extensively throughout Europe and the United States.
Don’s style is reminiscent of the early Cape Ann artists such as Theime, Gruppe, Hibbard, and Mulhaupt; these men were an offshoot of the American Impressionists.
Don loved to paint outdoors whether it was a foggy harbor scene or standing in the snow in northern New England. Visual excitement and freshness are always present in his paintings, drawings, and watercolors. His work portrays an honest look into his personal view of the world.
Don’s wife and fellow artist Christine Anne Mosher carries on the legacy of Mosher Gallery in Rockport. The daughter of artist Salvatore Crivello, Christine was born in Revere, MA and attended the Boston Museum School, Vesper George School of Art, and the Massachusetts College of Art.
A member of the Board of Directors of the Rockport Art Association & Museum and a Copley Master, Christine is also a member of the North Shore Arts Association, Oil Painters of America as well as the Academic Art Association, and has won over 100 local and national awards.
Christine Mosher has painted on Cape Ann for the last 35 years. Her style reflects her own unique brand of realism. Christine not only spends many hours planning and creating her works, but she also has input into the design of her frames, designing some of them herself.