the artist

Frank DePietro

Frank DePietro

Kennett Square, PA

Frank DePietro

Water Lilies Triptych is the centerpiece of a larger body of paintings based on distinguishing light reflections between living objects and the fluid surface of their environment.  The paintings evoke tranquil and meditative qualities symbolically attributed to the plant, while drawing parallels to concepts inherent in painting of reality and illusion.  Combining formal abstract compositional elements with traditional approaches to representation, an emphasis is placed on vivid color and crisp shape in a manner true to the natural subject.

Fast Facts

Name: Frank DePietro


Place of Birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania  

Bloomsburg University 1997 Bachelors of Art
Moore College of Art and Design Post Baccalaureate Art Education

Significant or special training:
Tyler School of Art
Studio Incaminati

Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Karl Beamer

Particular field of study or class work:
Art History

Major influences/admired artists:
Post impressionists
Abstract expressionists
Contemporary realists
Photo Realists
Just about all modern and contemporary painting
Gerhardt Richter, Janet Fish, Monet, Andrew Wyeth, Too many to list

Favorite materials or media:
Oil painting

School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Delaware Art Museum
Longwood Gardens

Gallery Representation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Mala Galleria PA
Station Gallery DE
Strodes Mill Gallery PA
Chaddsford Gallery PA
Beauty Art Gallery PA

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