STARDRIFT 48”x48” / Mixed Media

STARDRIFT 48”x48” / Mixed Media

This September Gallery 903 is excited to introduce artist Gregory Deane. His vivid palettes and bold brush strokes meld together to create active, emotive works.

The first American artist invited to have an exhibition and in permanent collection at the Accademia delle Arti del Designo in Florence, Italy, first in the Academy’s 456 year history.

Gregory Deanes’ body of work features fields of color and organic texture paired with free movement and dramatic gesture to express profound emotion on canvas. Deane has been greatly influenced by the masters of contemporary art, Franz Kline. Robert Rauschenberg and the color work of Paul Jenkins. “The poetry of life is my greatest influence, though,” Deane says, and you see it in the symphonic expression of his paintings.

Through the years Gregory Deane has been honored with solo exhibitions in the United States from New York to Los Angeles, Boca Raton, Florida to Santa Fe, New Mexico. His exhibitions have also received high acclaim in Belgium, Switzerland and at the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Florence, Italy.

The Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, is the oldest Art Academy in the world and had its origins in The Compagnia di San Luca, created by the Florentine artists in 1339 to "help them in the things of the soul, like the body, to those who, according to the times, needed it". A company or fraternity that counted among others 
Leonardo da Vinci 
Michelangelo Buonarroti 
Benozzo Gozzoli, 
Lorenzo Ghiberti,
And the first woman to be admitted
Artemisia Gentileschi

In 2004, Gregory Deane had his exhibition at the Accademia delle Arti del Designo in Florence, Italy where he is archived and in permanent collection. Deane also is in the permanent collection of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery and enjoys a long list of prominent collectors

On display through September 30, 2019