The Art of Aldo Luongo
Giclees on Paper or Canvas
Aldo Luongo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, of Italian
heritage. Since as far back as he can remember, Luongo had
two great passions: art and soccer. Shortly after his
graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires,
Luongo came to the U.S. to play professional soccer for the
New York Generals. After his athletic career was cut short
due to an injury, he arrived in New York City with a dream
to pursue his artwork full time.
In the 70’s, he had his first major success with multiple
reproductions of his black & white drawings. Not only were
these prints released to great critical acclaim, they were a
huge commercial success as well (hundreds of thousands of
pieces sold within several years). Aldo had put himself on
the map as a major international artist.
Aldo Luongo has continued his reign at the top of the
contemporary art world for almost four decades – a
distinction that puts him in a class of his own. He has
received numerous awards and honors, including being named a
3-time official Olympic Artist (Summer 1988, Summer 1996,
and Winter 2002); an official World Cup Artist (1998); an
official U.S. Women’s World Cup Artist (1999); and the 1999
Sports Artist of the Year (U.S. Sports Museum). He also has
twice been chosen to paint eggs for the White House Easter
Egg Hunt which now reside in the Smithsonian Institute.
From his acrylics to his fine art prints, all of Aldo
Luongo’s pieces embody the same sense of fluidity and
intensity, the result of a true artist engaged in the
passionate process of creation. His bold, impressionistic
style has often been referred to as “Romance on Canvas”.
Central to all of Luongo's paintings is the balance between
memory and hope, sorrow and humor, freedom and control.
These dynamics are clearly apparent in his figurative works,
especially those portraying "The
an archetypal character based on the memory of his father
and the discovery of his future self. Aldo Luongo's artwork
captures more than just the viewers gaze… it echoes the
experiences of life lived to the fullest.
1988 - Seoul Olympics Artist
1989 - Commissioned by the White House to paint Easter eggs
for the annual Easter Egg
Hunt (permanently displayed in the Smithsonian)
1992 - Barcelona Olympic Artist
1996 - US Olympics Artists & International Olympics
1996 - MDA Man of the Year
1998 - France World Cup Soccer Artist
1999 - US Women's World Cup Soccer Artist
1999 -Named Sports Artist of the Year by the US Sports
2002 - Salt Lake City Winter Olympics Artist
2010 - Whistler, Canada Winter Olympics Artist
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Finishing Touches on Red
Full House and Red Wine
Dawn II (Lovers)
Marina Del Sol
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