Milestones

  • Retrospective Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio (2016)
  • Retrospective Book, “The Art of George Gallo: A Contemporary American Impressionist” (2016)
  • Authored Art Instruction Book “Impressionist Painting for the Landscape” (2015)
  • One Man Show, Seaside Gallery, Pismo Beach, CA (2015)
  • American Masters Show, Salmagundi Club, New York City (2015)
  • One Man Show, Salmagundi Club, New York City (2015)
  • Group book, “Oil Painting with the Masters: Essential Techniques from Today’s Top Artists” (2014)
  • 2 Group Shows, American Legacy Fine Art, Pasadena, CA (2013, 2015)
  • Taught painting at the Plein Air Magazine’s Plein Air Convention & Expo (2012-present)
  • Taught painting at American Artist’s Weekend with the Masters (2009-2012)
  • Taught landscape painting at Associates in Art, Sherman Oaks, CA (1993-1998)
  • 3 One Man Shows at Thomas Moxley Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
  • Group Show, Rico Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1991)
  • Arts for the Parks Top 100 Award (1991) for the painting “The River in Winter” 
  • 3 One Man Shows at Grand Central Art Galleries, New York City (1990-1994)
  • Studied 3 years with George Cherepov (1974-1976)


Public and Private Collections include:

The Butler Institute of American Art, the R.W. Norton Museum in Shreveport, LA, actor Robert DeNiro, actress Meg Ryan, actor Gary Sinise, actor Mel Gibson, singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby, film composer Chris Boardman, and producer Marshall Herskovitz.

That type of insatiable thirst never gets quenched and not only does the work suffer, 
it can leave the artist emotionally broken and bankrupt. 

I always say that painting is as much about control as it is surrendering control.  Tight control in a painting might lead to more consistent work but it certainly would also lead to something formulaic and redundant.  Part of the painting process is discovering what the thing is that you’re chasing as the work unfolds before you, revealing itself. 

the art of 

george gallo


a contemporary american artist