American realist painter and draftsman Christopher Gallego pairs intense observation paired with straightforward technique to bring simple everyday objects and spaces (typically the artist’s surroundings) to life. His influences include Morandi, Dickenson and Velazquez, but he claims that his true passion is not for the masters but for the poetry of the visual world itself.
He was trained at the School of Visual arts, the National Academy School of Fine Arts and the Art Student’s League, all in New York. A partial list of exhibitions includes OK Harris, New York, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia!, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain CT, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, and Rockefeller Fund, New York. His work has been enthusiastically reviewed by the New York Times, Art in America, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Sun. His monthly blog posts are read by thousands of artists and non-artists worldwide.
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