Lorenzo Ghiglieri was born in Los Angeles,
November 25, 1931. His cross-cultural heritage derives from the union of his French mother and his Italian father. He grew up on the
edge of an urban melting pot thus acquiring a special sensitivity toward other people and their ways of life. No doubt this
diversity of background contributed to his success in developing associations with the Eskimos and Native Americans of the
Both grandfathers were artists: one a sculptor
and the other a musician/conductor. His father was a marble and stone carver and his mother a pianist and vocalist. Lorenzo
naturally responded to the artistic environment in which he was raised. His exceptional artistic and creative abilities were
recognized early in school where teachers and principals asked for drawings and carvings.
Lorenzo won a prestigious award from The
Los Angeles Art Directors’ Club when he was seventeen, which provided a scholarship to The Los Angeles Trade/Tech Junior
College. His training and education would serve as a catalyst, propelling him into the world of fine art.
His Navy service in The Korean War interrupted
his art education.He served one year on a Navy Destroyer after which he was fortunately assigned to the
Headquarters of the Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet, in Norfolk, Virginia. As staff illustrator and naval painter, he and his skills were put to full use. It was during this tour that he received
a commission to paint the Navy Cruiser, The U.S.S. Baltimore. The United States of America on the occasion of the
coronation of Queen Elizabeth II officially presented this dynamic painting to Great Britain. “The Baltimore” was America's honor ship during
the ceremonies in London. Lorenzo was just twenty-two years old at completion of this important commission.
Following his discharge from the Navy, Lorenzo
joined the staff of Stephen Biondi Studios. He was soon assigned to their national accounts, including Richfield, Hughes Aircraft,
Revell, and Coca Cola. His career progressed and he worked in both Chicago and New York. Though widely successful as a commercial artist,
he eventually grew restless, longing for a greater sense of artistic expression and freedom.
At twenty-five, with so much of life and
experience already behind him, Lorenzo made the bold decision to leave the commercial art world and strike out on his own
as an independent Sculptor and Painter.Thus taking the initial steps on the path to his true destiny and
sealing his inevitable fate as one of the World’s most renowned and best-loved Artists of the 21st Century.
Edition Limit: 500
Dimensions: 22x44x17 inches
Cast In Bronze
Returns Only if Damaged
PRODUCTION TIME: Order will be placed with foundry at time of winning bid but
may take up to five week for delivery.
ESTIMATED APPRAISAL VALUE: $35,000
asking price: At least $5000
Half of asking price benefits Leeward Space Foundation, Inc. and is the tax exempt portion.
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