Profile Type: Artist
Andy Volpe: Art & History

Andy Volpe: Art & History – Andy is a Living Historian and Fine Artist in the Central Massachusetts area. He presents two lively programs on the Roman Legionary of ancient Rome: The Imperial Legionary program focuses on the soldier from the 1st century AD; whereas the Late Republic "Caesar" program focuses on the Great Civil War between Caesar and Pompey (apx. 50 BCE). He has been presenting since 2002, notably at Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester MA.
Andy is also an accomplished Artist, combining his love of history and of art, offering a presentation on the Medieval - Renaissance Artist, covering Drawing and Printmaking techniques from the 1300's - 1600's with a slide lecture and a live demonstration in some of these Old Master techniques, or, a 'live display' where people can come up and examine the materials and try their own hand with the techniques.

I Have Worked With

  • September 2015

    Location:  Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

    Activity:  Presentation/Demonstration

    Description:  18th Century Intaglio Printmaking demonstration during OSV's first "Historical Crafts and Brews" event had Colonial Period/Historical Crafts presented by several regional artisans, and crafters working in traditional methods, as well as a "Brew Fest" with local breweries.  Among the plates printed were the plates I engraved for the Printing Office of Edes & Gill, including Revere's "Boston Massacre" and a Map of Boston from 1775 / Gentleman's Magazine.

  • September 2015

    Location:  Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth MA

    Date:  9/2015

    Activity:  Presentation/Demonstration

    Descritpion:  17th Century Intaglio Printmaking demonstrations at Plimoth Plantation's 2nd annual #ICraftHistory event.  Printing engravings, etchings, drypoints of my own work using intaglio printing techniques in common use in Europe in the 1630s.  Plates included my "Ferruginous Hawk" engraving, untitled Ship in Storm etching and drypoint, and a Map of Boston from 1775 / Gentleman's Magazine, although not from 1630, but the plate was entirely engraved by my hand as engraving was standard process in 1630.

  • March 2015

    Location:  Hariett Tubman House, Boston MA

    Date: 3/2015

    Activity: Demonstration/Lecture

    Description:  Roman Legionary presentation / lecture during HistoryCamp 2015 (BarCamp concept format)


  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Artist and Living History Presenter
Mailing Address: 
11 Gibbs St.
Worcester, MA 01607
Physical Address: 
34 Douglas Rd. Bldg. B / Red Brick Mill
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Last Name: 
508 344 5764


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - History
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Graphic
Humanities - General
Humanities - Art History & Criticism
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
North Shore Arts Council
Metro West Arts Council
Living History Association

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age