Thursday, December 24, 2009

Artwork by Federico Castelluccio

Man With Italian Landscape by Federico Castelluccio
"Man With Italian Landscape" by Federico Castelluccio

Federico Castelluccio is probably best known to most people from his role as Furio Giunta in the hit HBO series, "The Sopranos". However, Federico Castelluccio was an artist before he was an actor. In 1982 Castelluccio was awarded a full scholarship to the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he earned a BFA in painting and media arts. He also worked as an illustrator for a number of years.

In the video below, Federico Castelluccio talks with the Profiles TV show about his artwork, and how doing a painting for George Burns when he was very young opened doors for him in the art world.

If you are interested in owning artwork by Federico Castelluccio, there is a print of one of his paintings up for auction now at The piece uses the likenesses of his Sopranos co-stars James Gandolfini and Edie Falco. The auction benefits No Kidding, Me Too!, an organization whose purpose is to "remove the stigma attached to brain dis-ease through education and the breaking down of societal barriers." The auction closes January 5, 2010.

The Duke and Duchess of North Caldwell by Federico Castelluccio
"The Duke and Duchess of North Caldwell" by Federico Castelluccio

For more information about Federico Castelluccio and his artwork, visit the official website of Federico Castelluccio.


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