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BIOGRAPHY of the ARTIST

 

 


Gene Gill  - September 2015

GENE GILL was born in Memphis, Tennessee and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from The Chouinard Art Institute (now called The California Institute of the Arts).

He has exhibited widely in the Los Angeles area since 1970, in group shows as well as in one-man exhibitions.  His paintings and graphics are included in the permanent collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Palm Springs Desert Museum, Container Corporation of America, Atlantic Richfield Corporation, The Northrop Corporation, Home Savings, and The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

 

Gill's progression from painting-printmaking to building miniature replicas  began in 1985, and his first Landmark Miniature was constructed in 1992.  The first simple miniatures were, in fact, "...a personal 3-D scrapbook of my travels around the world." 

Travel is a way of life for the artist.  He has personally visited all the landmark sites represented in his miniatures and counts over 40 visits to Europe alone.  During his travels, he locates a potential Landmark and then spends hours making sketches and photographing the Landmark from all angles.

In addition to his career as an artist, Gene Gill was an art  teacher with the Los Angeles School District for 25 years.
 

     
 
 
     

Artist's Sketch A

Artist's Sketch B

Artist's Sketch C

     

Click on a thumbnail above for a large photo of the artist's on-site sketches.

     
 

  Visit the artist's companion web site:  Gene Gill Paintings from the 70's