Tony Lombardo

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Tony Lombardo

United States

Tony Lombardo works in oils creating allegorical figurative paintings in a representational manner. Inspired by 19th century academic paintings and the Golden Age of American Illustration, his work explores ideas about creativity and the hard work that it entails. The realistic manner in which he works is a straightforward way to communicate and express ideas without relying on stylistic effects. 


“I am presently working on series of paintings that uses the Lewis and Clark expedition as an allegory for seeking inspiration beyond our known environment and purposefully setting out into the world without preconceived ideas or influences. I believe depicting historical characters can emphasize the idea of the world anew, home to great things we could only imagine.”


Tony earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and lives in New York City.

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