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Gallery Name The Art of Michael Angelo Gagliardi
Country United States
City Chicago
Web Site The Art of Michael Angelo Gagliardi
Artistic Styles Abstract, Abstract Expressionism , Expressionism, Feminist, Impressionism , Modern , Realism , Surrealism , Symbolism
Subject Areas Historical, Maritime, Nudes, Portraits, Still Life
Art Media Acrylic paint, Dry pastel, Charcoal, Colored pencil, Conte crayon, Graphite pencil, Oil paint, Oil pastel
Description Michael Angelo Gagliardi was born in New York City in 1962 to Irish and Italian Parents. He received a B.F.A. in painting and sculpture and a M.A. in Theatrical Design from C.W. College of Long Island University in 1985.

Michael Angelo became a certified scuba diver in 1996. He has since received certifications in technical diving including Full Cave and Technical Gas Certifications. He began drawing the wet world almost immediately after he began diving.

Michael Angelo continues to explore many different styles of drawing. As his dive skills changes and developed so did his drawing style. The way he saw the wet world on his first dive, differs greatly from his 400th dive, so too has the way he draws changed. He has a particular fascination with the caves and springs of Florida and the shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. His was honored when he was chosen to be a diver/artist aboard the 2002 USS Monitor expedition which raised the gun turret. He made multiple dives and drawings of that famous ship.

He has, since 1989, lived in Chicago where he works as a Stagehand doing sets, lights and props for Broadway Musicals. He has a non-diving wife and two children who continue to be entertained by his stories from a Wet World.