Peter M. Spizziri

The Journey Continues
June 27 - July 30, 2014


2008 Peter M. Spizziri


Director's Note

Pete Spizzirri started his long career in art when he took classes at the Chicago Art Institute and the American Academy of Art in the 1950’s. With a keen eye for color and an innate sense of composition he painted in the style of the day. These early works hold the seed of what was to come. As is often the case his instructors tried steering him into the current of abstraction. Pete’s leaning toward realism was too strong and with his consummate drawing skills and his passion for painting he forged ahead on his own path. He is a successful illustrator of over 200 curator approved books, which have sold in museums, zoos, aquariums, and schools, since 1978.  As well as the CEO of a professional printing company which has created books for the Field Museum, the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry, Art Institute of Chicago, Philadelphia Zoo, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo of Seattle and the Mammoth Site of South Dakota.

This exhibition will show paintings by Pete Spizzirri which have never before seen publicly. With artwork from his earliest days to his current work which shows his various talents this exhibition will illustrate how he has arrive where he is today. His journey has been a steady one towards his goal, to spend most of his days painting in his studio in Rapid City. Pete Spizzirri, a man content with his life and his accomplishments and more importantly, his artwork!

Deborah Mitchell, Director -- APEX Gallery

archive 2008

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