(1936 - 2000)
Gregory Joseph Gillespie was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey. Gregory Gillespie is known for self portrait, fantasy views and still-life painting.
Biography Gregory Gillespie
Born in Roselle Park, New Jersey, realist and expressionist painter
Gregory Gillespie had a strict Catholic Church upbringing, which
influences his painting and mix-media sculpture that frequently has
religious imagery. He was one of the artists who "came of age" in
the 1970s and felt much pressure by the Abstract Expressionists to
"paint from the gut" but emerged with a personal style based on Realism
influenced by Abstract Expressionism.
He is especially known
for his self portraits, and in these paintings often probes social and
psychological issues of gender and identity.
art in New York City at Cooper Union where he was much influenced by
books of 14th and 15th century Italian painting a
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