top of page

ARTIST: Pelleschi

Pelleschi is a sensational Italian artist who has perfected a unique technique of oil painting.  Utilizing many layers of linseed oil paint, and a myriad of points of color, he melds academic and impressionist styles with an exquisite effect.

La Vigna Rossa

La Vigna Rossa

25.70" h x 39.45" w original oil painting

Unforgettable Summer Day

Unforgettable Summer Day

27.5" h x 47.25" w original oil painting

Anthurium Revisted

Anthurium Revisted

44" h x 36" w original oil painting

Shadow and Light

Shadow and Light

39.4" h x 31.5" w original oil painting

Summer Glory

Summer Glory

26" h x 36" w original oil painting

Garden Of Eden

Garden Of Eden

39.40" h x 31.60" w

Midday Splendor

Midday Splendor

31.7" h x 55.3" w

Nel Podere Toscano

Nel Podere Toscano

31.5" h x 39.25" w original oil painting

Happy Summer Reunion

Happy Summer Reunion

27.5" h x 35.5" w original oil painting

Artist Biography

In a rich, well-recognized career spanning over four decades, the artist has perfected a technique in which subject matter and material are intimately connected. 

Just like the fourteenth-century masters before him, Pelleschi creates his own pigment by grinding natural minerals. The powder is then blended with linseed oil for viscosity and texture. Each composition is gradually formed with fine layers of color that are applied by brush and by hand over a base of gesso.

Because the oil paint must be completely dry before adding a new layer, this painstaking process takes months to complete.  The final step is a unique speckling technique that results in a hazy quality suggesting the memory of a place in time.

Just as in a kaleidoscope, a myriad of points of color look different from every angle and distance, and under each new light.  Both his exploration of colors and their vibrations and his research into the density and the weight of the material allows his work to be not just visual but also tactile.

Because of this fusion of modern and ancient techniques, museum curators and the art historian, Dr. Jean Audigier, praises his exceptional ability to attain a very distinctive style among contemporary artists.

Francesco Pelleschi has earned more than 150 prizes, including the Primo Nazionale “San Giorgio” Award twice, an honor no other artist has ever achieved in Italy.  The following is a list of selected international exhibitions and awards.

1991 Exhibition in Osaka, Tokyo
1998 Exclusive contract with Galerie Elektra up to present time
2000 Publication of “Quiet Song of the Earth” by renowned art historian Dr. Jean Audigier
2002 Acquisition of oil on canvas “Raggio Di Sole” by the Museo-Italo-Americano of San Francisco
2004 Acquisition of oil on board “Anthurium” by the John D. Calandra Italian American Museum, New York, NY
1996-2004 International Art Exposition, Bologna


The work of the artist is also currently on display in a prominent recording studio, major corporate offices throughout the country, and in the homes of many famous international personalities.
bottom of page