George Angelini

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

George Angelini

United States

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As with most artistic people, George Angelini started drawing at an early age, trying to faithfully record his surroundings whether that meant a landscape, a classic car or his family members. His parents encouraged his interest, buying him endless supplies of pencils, crayons, erasers and reams of paper.

However, Mr. Angelini started formal training in art later in life taking his first art class as a senior in high school. He impressed his teacher with his first pencil drawing and earned accolades for his ability to draw within a solid composition.

Having his eye on a medical career, Mr. Angelini applied and entered New York University to study in that direction. Art was calling him, however and to his parents’ chagrin, he applied and was accepted to The Cooper Union in New York City taking extensive drawing, print making and sculpture courses.

He earned a BFA and worked as a successful illustrator

nearly thirty years before settling on a fine art career.

In his current work he is trying to evoke a mood with

realism so that the viewer can experience the same emotion that made him originally want to paint the scene. 

Mr. Angelini believes true happiness comes from following the path that one was meant to follow in life and he thinks that, after many years, he is finally back on that path.

He is a Signature Member of The Oil Painters of America, Signature Member of The National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), and a Living Artist of Art Renewal Center (ARC).

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