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Di Teresa, Neil

Di Teresa, Neil

Berea, KY


acrylic paintings, cards

Neil DiTeresa has a Bachelors Degree from The Pratt Institute in New York, and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He has been a professor of art at Berea College since 1962.


Neil has studied, done research and been visiting senior professor at Darwin College, University of Kent, Canterbury, England and guest professor at the University of Notre Dame. His work is found in numerous museum and corporate collections, including Phillip Morris, KY; Ashland Oil, TX; The Charleston Museum of Art, WV; the Owensboro Museum of Art, KY; and The Management Group, NM. He currently has his painting studio in the Upstairs Gallery located on the College Square in downtown Berea.


While primarily a painter, Neil also works in woodcuts, cast paper, puppetry, and drawing. He has been the director of the Summer Puppetry Caravan for Appalachia since 1970. The subjects in his paintings often have the clean design and feeling of his woodcuts. Working in acrylic, watercolor and oils, some of Neil’s favorite subjects include Holstein cows, crows and wise old faces and figures. He also creates a series of watercolor Christmas cards with another of his favorite subjects, angels.


Neil’s work can also be found at his studio in the Upstairs Gallery, Berea, KY.