Contemporary Artist Highlight: FRANCESCO LOMBARDO

Contemporary Artist Highlight: FRANCESCO LOMBARDO

FRANCESCO LOMBARDO "Querencia 1" Chalk & Watercolor on Handmade Paper


"The Baroque and the effect of pentimento are two important sources that influence my artistic style. The aspect of Baroque art that I draw from most heavily is the intentional use of dynamic folds to be found in the clothing of both painted and sculpted figures.

I want to employ this aesthetic and combine it with pentimento to convey a similar sensation of spiritual force that is unique to my own work. The marriage of these two influences are part of what make up the style I am currently exploring. My goal regarding painting is to instill in the viewer a sensation of abundant spirit, to impart vitality, whether in the form of euphoric rapture or brooding struggle." - Francesco Lombardo

Francesco Lombardo completed training in art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, receiving his B.A. in painting in 2002. Shortly thereafter he studied with the painter Odd Nerdrum in Norway for half a year. In 2004 he found long-lasting influence in the otherworldly allure of Iceland after being awarded a Fulbright to study there for one year. His paintings have been on display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2010 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Lombardo’s portrait “Monique” was featured in the publication Art in America.

Specifications of Piece


Francesco Lombardo


Querencia 1


20” (wide) x 25” (high)


Chalk and Watercolor on Handmade Paper



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