Watercolor painter Antonio Masi was born in Italy in 1940 and immigrated to America with his family in 1947. He’s spent a lifetime and a career in graphic art advertising in New York City. It would be no overstatement to say that New York has his heart and that the New York bridges are his lifelines.
These bridges are to Masi what Giverny was to Monet. New York’s bridges are as unique and diverse as the people who trod the city’s streets, hence Masi’s masterful and varied presentations of them.
Here’s a lookbook of some of my favorites and you can get New York’s Golden Age of Bridges — a gorgeous coffee table book with Masi’s illustrations presented alongside the stories and urban myths of each bridge and the people who made them — now and see for yourself why this era of architecture and art is truly part of a Golden Age in America. Continue reading.