Frank Gallo Bio

Frank Gallo, American (1933 - )

Frank Gallo has worked primarily from the human form. The sculptor was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1933 and from 1960, was professor sculpture at the University of Illinois. He studied art from 1951 to 1959 at the University of Toledo, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and the State University of Iowa.

In the late 1950s, he began to use the material polyester resin reinforced with fiberglass that gives his sculpture a viscous finish. Although he is noted for his studies of women, some of whom are fancifully and colorfully clad, Gallo has also made sculptures of men, including Abraham Lincoln.

His work is often mildly erotic, with elongated figures that may sit or recline in postures suggesting extremes of boredom or self-involvement. Frank Gallo has also made lithographs, using the same thematic material. Examples of his work are in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and the Los Angeles County Art Museum.

Museum exhibitions include, The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals 1964-1967 and Young America, 1965; Alliance on Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC 1968; Venice Biennale, 1968; Works on Paper, Art Institute of Chicago, 1978; and Frank Gallo Retrospective, Paine Art Center, Oshkosh WI, 1983. Awards include: Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship


"Persephone I" Cast Paper by Frank Gallo

Title: "Persephone I"

Medium: Cast Paper

Unframed Size: 30.5" x 39"

Framed Size: 41.25" x 49.25"

Asking Price: $1,495.00