Joseph Fiore, 83, died peacefully at home in
Joe’s father was a member of the original Cleveland Orchestra, playing violin. Joe was also musical and music was always an important part of his life. He began his life as an artist as a teenager, taking classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art. After the war he used the GI Bill to become a student at
Joe became an active member of the art world there, a member of the National Academy of Art, showing in various galleries and museums and being a regular visitor himself to museums and galleries.
He taught as a reverse commuter at the Philadelphia College of Art and later at the Maryland Institute of Art. He was then very involved as a working artist and as visiting and resident artist and teacher at the Artists for Environment program in what later became the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Joe himself became very involved with landscape painting at that time in his own work. In 1959 Joe and his wife began spending summers in
In Maine Joe was also an active member of the art community there and showed regularly in galleries and museums.
Joe leaves his wife Mary; their two children, Thomas and Susanna Fiore; sister, Eleanor Alexander; nieces, Karin Lohiser and Gayle Poole; two grand-nephews and one grand-niece.
Contributions may be made to Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association,