About Christopher

Christopher Gallego, American Realist Painter: Bio

Painter & Teacher Christopher Gallego (b. New York 1959) pairs intense observation with direct technique to bring simple everyday objects and spaces to life.

He studied at the School of Visual arts, the National Academy School of Fine Arts, and the Art Student’s League, all in New York.

Influences include Morandi, Dickenson, and Velazquez, the artist claiming his passion is more for the poetry of the visual world than for the masters.

Fellowships include the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Rathbone Family of Art Historians.

Exhibitions include OK Harris, Hirschl & Adler, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Arkansas Arts Center, and the Rockefeller Fund. His work has been enthusiastically reviewed by the New York Times, Art in America, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Sun.

Gallego’s monthly blog posts are read and shared by tens of thousands of artists worldwide.

He teaches at the New York Academy of Art, the Art Students League of New York, and offers Online Classes.