Theme/Style Modernism, California Scene, Plein Air, figurative art, landscapes
Media Oils, murals
Artistic Focus Oscar Galgiani's work often featured highly complex compositions and an adaptation of the pointillist technique. Although his figure painting skills were exemplary, Galgiani tended not to include figures in his work, focusing instead on the land and buildings of rural California. Galgiani also painted a large number of portraits during his career. His finest large-scale project consisted of two murals painted in the Stockton Court House.
• Born in Stockton, California, Oscar Galgiani
first studied art with an aunt during his teen years, before attending
the California School of Fine Arts, where he studied with a number of
major Northern California artists.
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