Hanging Man, 2006, oil on linen, 70 1/4 x 73 inches
Sink, 2010, oil on paper on prepared board, 48 x 64 1/2 inches
Lily in a round chair, 2008, oil on linene, 45 1/2 x 57 1/8 inches
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The Boating Party, 2010, oil on paper on prepared board, 60 x 48 inches
Soaking, 2005, oil on linen, 71.5 x 78.5 inches
My Father Fallen, 2009, oil on paper, 13 1/4 x 16 inches
Sumo, 2008, oil on canvas, 160 x 130 inches
Aftermath, 2009, oil on paper, 8 x 10 inches
Aria, 2006, oil on linen, 62 x 103 1/2 inches
Sleep, 2003 – 2008, 8 x 24 feet
About The Artist
At a time when so much artwork seems haphazard and indecipherable, created by artists with little art history knowledge and limited skills, the art of Vincent Desiderio stands out. Well-versed in Western art history, rigorously trained in this country and abroad, sensitive to the world around him and influenced by personal family history, he creates large, erudite paintings filled with meticulous detail, dramatic lighting and sweeps of emotion.
It is art that challenges the eye and the intellect. A thinking man’s painter, who talks knowledegably about a vast array of European and American painters, and freely acknowledges his debt to several, Desiderio applies his keen intelligence and emotional sensibilities to virtuoso representational works that carry postmodernist allegories.
His large canvases and huge triptychs offer ambiguous, enigmatic narratives drawn from his life, our times and the history of Western art. Elaborately detailed and astutely lit, they often take years and years to complete, as he wrestles with ideas and concepts while the image evolves. (NCCSC)
Vincent Desiderio received a BA in fine art and art history from Haverford College. He subsequently studied for one year at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy, and for four years at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
He is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, two National Endowment for the Arts Grants, the Everson Museum of Art Purchase Prize, a Rome Grant from the Creative Artists Network and a Cresson Traveling Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1996, he became the first American artist to receive the International Contemporary Art Prize awarded by the Prince Pierre Foundation of the Principality of Monaco.
His works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York, Galerie Sammlung Ludwig in Aachen, Germany, the Greenville County Museum of Art in South Carolina and the Indiana University Museum of Art. (NYAA)