Biography

GEORGE CEFFALIO is an Award Winning Artist whose works have been displayed in several local, regional, and national exhibitions. He has received numerous awards including several Best of Show. George is best known for his rich vibrant colors and creative depiction of subject. Design is foremost and each painting is unique. 

He has pursued an art education with Palette and Chisel Academy of Art and by participating in many workshops taught by nationally and internationally renowned artists throughout the United States. Some of these, including David Leffel, Rose Frantzen, and Mike Capser, were influential in having the most significant impact on the development of his own unique artistic style. Good design, originality, luminosity, and intensity of color are the hallmarks he strives to attain.

George is a member of numerous artistic associations including the Palette and Chisel Academy of Art, Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, Dupage Art League, Naperville Art League and Downers Grove Artist’s Guild.

He has been teaching oil painting classes and workshops in the Chicago area for the past several years. His enthusiasm and love of art transcends to his students who are now winning awards!

George’s paintings appear in private and corporate collections in both the United States and Canada. He has had several Solo Exhibitions as well as Gallery Exhibitions and is represented by the Brigantine Gallery in Downers Grove, IL,                                                                        Milward Farrell Gallery in Madison, WI, Aaron Galleries in Glenview, IL and Filsinger Gallery in Palm Desert, CA.

A short list of his favorite artists: Rembrandt, DaVinci, Singer Sargent, Rubens, Andrew Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, David Leffel, Richard Schmid, Mike Capser, Roger Dean, William Matthews, Howard Terpning…..he could go on and on.

Awards and Recognition

2017 Best Of Show, Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

2017 Invitational Award, Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI

2017 First Place, Evanston Fine Art Festival

2017 Second Place, Cantigny Fine Art Festival

2016 Best Of Show, Downers Grove Art Fair

2015 Best of Show, Naperville Riverwalk Fine Art Fair

2015 Award of Excellence, Downers Grove Art Fair

2015 Award of Excellence, Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

2014 First Place Oil Painting, Naperville Riverwalk Fine Art Fair

2014 First Place, Downers Grove Artists Guild Art Show

2013 Best Naperville Area Artist, Naperville Riverwalk Fine Art Fair

2013 Merit Award, Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

2012 Best of Show, Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

2010 Best of Painting, Lincolnshire Art Festival

2010 Patron Awards, St. Charles Fine Art Fair

2010 Merit Award, Eastside Millennium Art Festival

2010 Merit Award, Cantigny Art Festival

2009 Best of Painting, Art at the Glen

2009 Patron Awards, St. Charles Fine Art Fair

2009 Merit Award, Eastside Millennium Art Festival

2009 Merit Award, Glen Ellyn Fine Art Fair

2009 Featured Painting, Dream Home  Chicago Merchandise Mart

© George R. Ceffalio 2015