George Gallo was born in Port Chester, New York in 1956. He began painting at an early age and was especially attracted to landscapes as a way to express himself. He studied landscape painting with internationally renowned artist George Cherepov (1909-1987) in Connecticut for three years. After reaching wide spread aclaim, Gallo taught landscape painting four years in a row for American Artist’s Weekend with the Masters.
Besides being a passionate landscape painter, Gallo is also a noted screenwriter and film director. His movies include Midnight Run, Bad Boys, 29th Street, and Middle Men. 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.
George Gallo’s paintings are in numerous collections, both public and private, including the R.W. Norton Museum in Shreveport, Louisiana, the private collections of actors Robert De Niro, Mel Gibson, Meg Ryan, singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby, film composer Chris Boardman, and producer Marshall Herskovitz, Gary Sinise and Armin Mueller-Stahl to name a few.
May 2016 retrospective exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH
One-man show at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, NY
Three one-man shows at Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City, NY
Three one-man shows at the Thomas Moxley Gallery in Santa Fe, NM
Newspapers & Magazines: American Artist, Art of the West, and Fine Art Connoisseur
Books: Gallo is co-author of the book Impressionist Painting for the Landscape that features his paintings. A painting entitled Albuquerque Junkyard was selected to be on the cover of the critically acclaimed novel Junkyard Dreams by Jeanette Boyer; Gallo’s work was also included in the North Light Book Learn Oil Painting Techniques From the Masters of Today