George Gallo studied landscape painting with internationally renowned artist George Cherepov 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 picked 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 Magazine, Art of the West, and Fine Art Connoisseur. George is also included in the North Light book “Oil Painting With The Masters: Essential Techniques from Today’s Top Artists.” His solo book entitled “Impressionist Painting For The Landscape” was released last year.
George is a member of the Salmagundi club and an Artist Member of the California Art Club. He has an upcoming retrospective at the Butler Institute in May. He is in numerous collections, both public and private, including the R.W. Norton Museum in Shreveport, LA, and the private collections of actor Robert DeNiro, actress Meg Ryan, actor Gary Sinise, actor Mel Gibson, singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby, film composer Chris Boardman, and producer Marshall Herskovitz to name a few. He is also a screenwriter and film director. His movies include “Midnight Run”, “Bad Boys”, and “Local Color”, a semi-autobiographical story of his early years as an artist.