Bob Orsillo American Photographer, Artist, Filmmaker, Author.
Twice nominated World Press Photographer of The Year.
Awarded The Salon Medal The London Salon of Photography.
Awarded The Gold Medal Fantasy Art Photography ASC in Austria.
Awarded The Bronze Trophy Fantasy Art Photography ASC in Austria.
Andy Warhol Museum Exhibit.
Member of The Five Continent Collection of Photography.
Since this is my website I thought it a good idea to tell you a little bit about myself. How do you fit a lifetime of work into a few paragraphs. I canít do it. The first thing I will tell you - I do not talk in third person. That said; you either have to suffer through my narrative or go look at the pictures. Me, I would go look at the pictures.
I sold my first painting in 1969, oil on canvas a surreal apocalyptic thing it was. Well that is not true is it, I traded the painting to a musician who is now a household name for a 1959 Strat. Better than cash I thought at the time, until the rent was due ... but that is what rent parties were for.
So here I stand decades later (rent parties are a fond and distant memory) still making my living as an artist. With over twelve hundred exhibits behind me, a hand full of books, countless artist statements; and way too many interviews.
On average my commercial art and fine art are published over 10,000 times per year worldwide. They appear in television and motion pictures. In biology books; as magazine cover and inside illustrations; as covers on fiction and nonfiction books for major publishers;
I started as painter in oils. The photography of Edward Weston aroused my curiosity about photography. Studying with Minor White taught me to see differently, and Yousuf Karsh taught me about light. However there have been so many others along the way. Their lessons just as important, their names I will never remember. Their faces and kindness I will never forget.
Original fine art paintings, fine art illustrations and fine art photography by American Artist Bob Orsillo. Available on canvas, metal prints, acrylic prints, framed prints, gallery prints and fine art greeting cards.