Arthur Levi Rainville, M.Photog., Cr, CPP, API,
has been creating stunning photographs, wrapped in intrigue, atmosphere and romanticism, for over 50 years. With his life’s work being lovingly displayed on three continents; he has been touted as, “the Poet Lauréate of Photography, one of the most sensitive, artists of our time.”
Working out of his decorous studio in the historic waterfront district of New Bedford, Massachusetts, he is widely known for his muted, granular color work. Refinements of this life’s passion lead to his lyrical, quixotic Mansuesco style of today. Defying a definable formula, Mansuesco, much like Impressionism, is a plurality of looks. An innate quality of light coupled with a compositional choreography is akin to his signature style. In a one-man show at the French Cultural Center, his work was astutely referred to as “… a synthesis of observation and imagination blended with a palette of gauzy colors.”
Arthur has taught portraiture professionally for 40 years, inspiring the budding or seasoned photographer to look to Art and Heart as they face the blank canvas. Besides being a noted touring lecturer, he is a prolific author with copious articles and four published books on the Creative Spirit and living an Artful Life. As photography’s resident ‘Sage,’ Arthur continues to spread the word that private, personal vision matters.
He is been honored with Professional Photographers of America’s degrees of:
Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographers and Approved Photographic Instructor.
His time is devoted and divided between private portrait commissions via Artisan Trusts, photographic consultancy and teachings and his experiential fine art studies and gallery work.