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Behind the Cover: Donato Giancola

Donato Giancola is a multiple award winning American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy illustration.

Born in 1967 and raised in Colchester, Vermont, near Burlington, Vermont, he then lived in Syracuse, New York for 3 years while attending school, then in New York City after graduation, where he currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

"Red Sonja", 21"x29" Oil on Paper on Panel, ©2007 Donato Giancola, collection of Cathy and Arnie Fenner

"Lancelot and Guinevere", private commission, 18"x22" Oil on Paper on Panel, ©2004 Donato Giancola, collection of Jacqueline LeFrak

"The Museum", 20"x24" Oil on Paper on Panel, ©2007 Donato Giancola, private collection

"Luna: Goddess of the Moon", 20"x24" Oil on Paper on Panel, ©2008 Donato Giancola

"Mystic and Rider II", 22"x30" Oil on Paper on Panel, ©2005 Donato Giancola, Private Collection

At first, Giancola majored in electrical engineering at the University of Vermont, but left for Syracuse University to seriously pursue painting in 1989. He graduated with a fine arts major in 1992.

Giancola describes himself and his work as a 'classical-abstract-realist working with science fiction and fantasy' and lists Hans Memling, Jan Van Eyck, Velázquez, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Piet Mondrian, Rembrandt, Rubens and Titian as his favorite artists. (From Wikipedia)



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 24th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
I love that Red Sonja cover. It's really beautiful and what an amazing, talented artist.

Thank you for introducing something new to me. :)
Mar. 24th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
I can see a PreRaffaeliti influence in this artist (Dante Rossetti and similar) even if he cited other painters.
Mar. 24th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
I love these, there's so much beauty and inherent strength in these paintings :) So beautiful!
Mar. 24th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
Yes, he has a very classical style, and I like that they are paintings. Elisa
Mar. 26th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
That is absolutely enough to make me want to write het. Or F/F Red Sonja is so awesome!

Electrical engineering *pffft* at one time that was my major too... (Five minutes) Thank you for sharing. Giancola surely has found a wonderful way to use his gift!
Mar. 26th, 2009 07:51 am (UTC)
Yes you are right, Red Sonja is so hot that make me want to read an het romance! Giancola is very talented. Elisa
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