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 Stanley Walter Galli  (1912 - 2009)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: illustration-wildlife, landscape painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Stanley Walter Galli  was born in San Francisco, CA on Jan. 18, 1912. Galli's youth was divided between California and a ranch in Nevada. At age 12 he received a two-year scholarship at the California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco) and later studied in Los Angeles at the Art Center School. His illustrations appeared in Country Gentlemen, Sports Afield, McCalls, Reader's Digest, True, and Saturday Evening Post. He designed 26 postage stamps for the USPO. Since 1970 he had spent several months of each year in Italy where he maintained a studio in an ancient farm house in Tuscany.  Before his death he took up printmaking including etching and serigraphs. His prints and paintings were executed in a style of carefully designed realism with subjects varying from wild life studies to early California during the Mexican rule. His works won many awards and medals during his long career. He died in Kentfield, CA on April 25, 2009.

Member: Society of Illustrators.

Exh: Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1979; Crocker Museum (Sacramento); Frye Museum (Seattle). In: U.S. Air Academy (Colorado)); Calif. Casualty (San Mateo, CA); Baseball Hall of Fame; Palm Springs Desert Museum.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his/her family; Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle).
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Stanley Galli, landscapist and wildlife illustrator, started his art career early in life. He had already received a two-year scholarship to the California School of Fine Art by age twelve. Galli was raised in California but also spent time in Nevada while growing up.

In his work, he depicted scenes of California and realistic wildlife illustrations.  Many of his illustrations appeared in publications such as; Country Gentlemen, Sports Afield, Reader's Digest, True, Saturday Evening Post and McCalls.  His designs for twenty-six postage stamps were among the most popular for the years he created them for the United States Post Office.

Galli resides in Kentfield, California and has also been known to spend time in his studio in Tuscany, Italy.

A note from Tom Galli:
Stanley W. Galli, surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

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