24" x 36" | Oil
"Peter Strauss Ranch, Autumn"
30" x 48" | Oil
"Peter Strauss Ranch, Malibu"
30" x 40" | Oil
"Franklin Canyon Path"
22" x 28" | Oil
"Franklin Canyon Trees"
30" x 40" | Oil
George Gallo was born in Port Chester, New York in 1956. He studied landscape painting with internationally renowned artist George Cherepov (1909-1987) when he was a teenager. He has had several one man shows including three at Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City.
In 1991 Gallo won the coveted Top 100 "Arts for the Parks" award for his landscape painting of the Delaware River Water Gap entitled "The River in Winter". He also had three one man shows at the Thomas Moxley Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. A painting from one of those shows entitled Albuquerque Junkyard was selected to be on the cover of the critically acclaimed novel "Junkyard Dreams" by Jeanette Boyer. Gallo has taught landscape painting four years in a row for American Artist's Weekend with the Masters. His work has been the subject of several magazine articles including in American Artist, Art of the West, and Fine Art Connoisseur. Gallo's work is also being included in the upcoming North Light Book Learn Oil Painting Techniques From The Masters of Today.
George Gallo's paintings are in numerous collections, both public and private, including the R.W. Norton Museum in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the private collections of actor Robert DeNiro, singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby, film composer Chris Boardman, and producer Marshall Herskovitz to name a few.
Gallo is also a noted screenwriter and film director. His movies include Midnight Run, Bad Boys, 29th Street, and Columbus Circle. In 2006 Gallo wrote and directed the film, Local Color, a semi-autobiographical story of his early years as a representational artist in New York and Pennsylvania striving to fit into the contemporary art scene.
"Since childhood I have painted pictures. I distinctly remember, much to my late mother's surprise an incident where I showed her a rendering of a rescue helicopter pulling survivors from a plane crash at sea I had created when I was not much older than three. She didn't believe that I had done it, so she asked me to do another. She was amazed when I completed it and it seemed to make her happy. So, I kept doing it."
"When you understand the very simple lesson I have just stated, then I believe you are not only on your way to painting masterpieces, you're also on your way to a far deeper understanding of the universe. Not the universe of science, but the universe of the soul. It is in these quiet hours that you will get as close to God as you can here on earth and with a little luck and a lot of patience, come as close to happiness as you're ever likely to know." - George Gallo