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 WaterhouseGallery Tony Pro

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Mother's Love
22 x 13 Oil $5600


Tony Pro

Tony Pro was born in Northridge, CA in 1973. He grew up in Southern California around artists such as his father, Julio (1929- ), who was an up and coming artist in the southwest art community. Being the youngest of 4 children, Pro was taken all around the country to some of the countries biggest art shows where he met legends like Jim Bama and Frank McCarthy. As a child, he also visited many studios of famous deceased artists such as E. Irving Couse and Nicolai Fechin.

Pro received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from California State University, Northridge and at the same time attended California Art Institute where he studied with famed illustrator, Glenn Orbik. There he learned the value of academic figure and head drawing and how to apply strict study principles to his craft and, largely, trained himself to paint.

Pro's influences are the likes of John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Joaquin Sorolla and Philip Alexius de Laszlo. The French Naturalist artists like Emille Friant, Dagnan Bouveret and Jules-Bastien Lepage also play a large influence in Pro's style of painting.

In 2005, Pro was awarded the highly coveted Best of Show award at the 14th Annual Oil Painters of America Show, given by juror, Daniel Gerhartz. That year Pro, also, was one of the TOP 10 finalists of the Portrait Society of America Show in Washington D.C. Also that year, Pro's painting "Mothers Love" was featured on the cover of Southwest Art Magazine, as well as a feature article.

Pro is a guest member of Richard Schmid's Putney Painters and is currently privately teaching master classes in painting. In 2007, Pro started his production company with the production of Jeremy Lipking's first demonstration DVD, The Portrait Sketch.

Currently, he lives in Westlake Village with his wife, Elizabeth and 2 children, Ian and William.

Please call 805-962-8885 or email us (art@waterhousegallery.com) For more details.

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