Gil DiCicco began his
art career at the age of 15,
as an animation apprentice.
Soon after launching his career, he was studying simultaneously
at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art.
After three years of service in the U. S. Army, Gil became
a sought after illustrator and painter, spending time at
the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Hanna-Barbera,
and Disney. He illustrated many classic storybooks for children
and had a hand in beloved movies and cartoons.
His true passion was
Working night and day for decades to hone his craft, Gil
became one of the most respected watercolorists of his time.
Often teaching others, both at art schools around the country,
and one-on-one to aspiring students that sought him out, he was
dedicated to sharing what he knew and his
enthusiasm for his craft.
Gil did not, however,
enjoy the attention or accolades that
came with his tremendous talents.
As his health became more precarious, nothing was more
dreaded than the gallery opening or events to showcase
The moment he was able to retreat from sharing his work
publicly, he did so, taking immense joy in creating art for his
own amusement in his later years, and sharing it with
close friends and family.
As a result, many thousands
of Gils paintings have never
been seen by the general public.
What is displayed here on the website are only a few
images he had stored on his phone, retrieved after his passing.
As time permits, new works will be added here,
each needing to be archived and cataloged before sharing.
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