The War of the Ring (The History of Middle-earth, Book 8)
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Seller: scortch_1
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Waltham, Massachusetts, US
Ended Sep 23, 2020 11:09:11 PM
Category: Art:Art Drawings
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Donato Giancola Original drawing Galadriel (study) Tolkien Lord of the Rings This is an original art drawing by fantasy artist Donato Giancola; a study of the Lord of the Rings elven character Galadriel, done in red and white pencil on a tan paper. The artwork measures approximately 10 inches by 12 inches. Signed lower right by the artist, "Donato 2002 Galadriel" It is framed and double matted in a plastic frame with plexiglass, as originally sold by the artist. The frame shows some marks, but the artwork itself is the thing here. There is a back label from the artist, stating "Galadriel Study" with his studio contact information. The frame measures approximately 15.75 inches by 18.25 inches. This was purchased by the current owner at the Boskone Science Fiction Convention art show in 2003. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail, insured. I pack securely and safely, to insure that your purchase gets to you as in its original condition. Artist's Bio (from his website) From J.R.R. Tolkiens' The Lord of the Rings to Botticellis' La Primivera, Donato Giancola balances modern concepts with traditional realism in his paintings to bridge the worlds of contemporary and historical figurative arts. His influences encompass artistic performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to pilgrimages to museums around the world - including the Uffizzi, Prado, Louvre and Hermitage. Donato recognizes the significant cultural role played by visual art and makes personal efforts to contribute to the expansion and appreciation of the narrative genre that extend beyond his clients and exhibitions. To those ends, the artist teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, the Illustration Master Class in Amherst, Massachusetts, and mentors online through the SmArt School. He also appears at various institutions, seminars, and conventions, from San Diego to Rome to Moscow, performing demonstrations in oil paint and lecturing on his aesthetics. Born in 1967 and raised in Colchester, Vermont, USA, art was always a passion for Donato; incessantly drawing, creating art for games, and constructing miniature dioramas. Love of imaginative play dominated his childhood, both indoors and out. At the age of twenty Donato enrolled in his first formal art class thus beginning his professional training. Technical skills and aesthetics were further developed while attending Syracuse University from 1989-1992. Immediately after graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Painting, Donato moved to New York City to immerse himself in the inspired and varied art scene found there. Formative years in the early nineties in New York were spent as the studio assistant to the preeminent figure painter Vincent Desiderio. Long days of study in the museums and galleries of New York fostered his love and appreciation of classical figurative art. Donato continues his artistic development by visiting museums and gallery exhibitions regularly, analyzing original paintings from historical artists, attending life drawing sessions, and seeking challenges within every new project. Pilgrimages to major museums and art institutions are his preferred reason to travel. Since beginning a professional career in 1993, Donato's list of clients has grown to include major book publishers and collectors in New York to concept design firms on the West Coast: notables include The United Nations, LucasFilm, National Geographic, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, The Village Voice, Playboy Magazine, US Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast , Scholastic, Simon&Schuster, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, The Scifi Channel, Milton-Bradley, and Hasbro. Merits range from the prestigious Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators to twenty-three Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, three Artist Hugo Awards for outstanding professional work from the World Science Fiction Society, notable awards from the Art Renewal Center, and six silver and two gold medals from the juried annual Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art. Donato lives with his wife and two daughters in Brooklyn, New York.
Submitted by: Urulókë
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