Anthony LoSchiavo - As a talented child of only ten, Anthony LoSchiavo began his formal art training at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and continued advanced study on scholarship at the School of Visual Arts and the Cooper Union in New York. He also attended the Arts Students League as well as private study at the Cape Cod School of Art (founded by Charles W. Hawthorne). Here he concentrated on the Impressionistic method of plein air painting and color theory under Henry Hensche.
A professional artist since 1970, LoSchiavo also owned and operated Faces West Portrait Studio and Gallery on historic Cannery Row for 11 years, establishing a national reputation for his pastel and oil portraits.
He is adept in oil, pastel and watercolor and versatile in his choice of subject matter. LoSchiavo's painting of the historic Carmel Mission was the official gift presentation to Pope john Paul II during the pontiff's visit to Carmel Mission in 1987.
His paintings have been juried into exhibitions with the Pastel Society of America at the National Art Club in New York City, the Monterey Museum of Art and the Plein Air Painting competition of the Carmel Art Festival. Anthony LoSchiavo has a reputation for sensitive paintings of beautiful light and effect enjoyed by collectors world-wide.