Gregory Gillespie

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"Since his first solo exhibition at Forum Gallery in 1966, Gregory Gillespie has been recognized as one of America's most important and uniquely compelling contemporary artists. Defying categorization, Gillespie has painted memorable self-portraits, haunting fantasy landscapes, symbolic geometric abstractions and monumental dimensional paintings." - 100 Boston Painters by Chawky Frenn

Roberta Smith of the New York Times wrote about Gillespie's work, "he mixed his realism with Expressionist distortion and Surrealistic juxtaposition, just as he supplemented his meticulously appled oil paint with rolling brushwork, photomontage, collage, assemblage, thickly built-up surfaces and, recently, photocopied images." 

Gregory Gillespie studied at the Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art in New York and later received his MFA from the San Francisco Art institute in 1962.

Gillespie's work is featured in the permanent collections of many major museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.