Fred Calleri was born in Maryland and has been based in Flagstaff, Arizona since 2001. Fred has been interested in art throughout and early influences include Renaissance painters and the Masters of the early 20th century.
Calleri covers a wide range of styles and subject matter. By studying artists such as Anders Zorn, John Singer Sar-gent, Vermeer, Sorolla and many others as well as living masters today, he aims to reproduce classic and nos-talgic images using the master’s palette and mood to create an emotional reaction. As he explores different paths, the figure resonates throughout each piece.
While exploring the figure and representational painting in general, Calleri found by adding a slight distortion, he was free to let the image take him where it wanted to go. Calleri injects into his images a romantic and mysterious quality. (bio from Gallery Mar)