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Duane Reed Gallery
Saint Louis

Joseph Piccillo


Joseph Picillo Jumping Horse 14
Joseph Picillo Two Horses Leaping
Joseph Picillo Two Ballerinas 01
  Two Ballerinas #01  

Joseph Piccillo’s meticulous charcoal and graphite drawings and paintings reveal an exquisite draftsmanship tempered by emotional sensitivity. Piccillo presents an action-based assemblage of images and symbols by combining dancers, horses, divers, and sometimes mysterious and arbitrarily placed figures producing a surreal effect.  His compositional logic, for example, contrasts the gracefully elongated ballerinas to the compressed and invigorated musculature of horses and divers.  Piccillo's horse series details anatomical studies from varying angles of the horse as "supreme beast" while also  reflecting a classic homage to their heroism.  In short, Piccillo's charcoal and graphite drawings reveal the mind of a master draftsman at work.

Selected Public Collections

Albrecht Museum, St. Joseph, MO
Albert Knox Gallery Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
Butler Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Rochester Memorial Art Center, Rochester, NY
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MA
State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Selected Corporate Collections

American Express
Bank of America
Charles R. Penny Foundation
Coca Cola Owens Illinois
Continental Bank
The Estee Lauder Companies
Fidelity Trust
First American National Bank
General Electric
General Mills
Guess? Jeans
Interfirst Bank
KMart Corporation
Pantheon Company
Phillip Morris Companies, Inc.
Principal Financial Group
Prudential - Bache
Southwestern Bell
Time, Inc.


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St. Louis, MO 63108
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