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Artist of the Month – Chris Dellorco

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This month’s featured artist is Chris Dellorco. Born in Los Angeles, Chris’ initial interest in the interplay between art and architectural history began with a degree in Developmental Economics from U.C. Berkeley. Desiring a more creative field, he switched his focus from academics to art and went on to establish himself as one of the county’s foremost illustrators. Although completely self-taught, his art career has spanned all aspects of illustration while specializing in the film industry, children’s products and children’s books. A true renaissance man, along with a degree in Economics and a successful art career, he has also successfully written and directed an award winning short film, receiving international recognition. For the past 15 years, Chris has been widely considered one of Disney’s top illustrators for print advertising, specializing in Home Video packaging. His covers range from the award winning “The Lion King”, to the recent “Lilo and Stich” and everything in between. If you own one of Disney’s animated titles on VHS or DVD, Chris probably did the cover. In the entertainment field, he has illustrated numerous movie posters which include “Conan the Barbarian”, “Revenge of the Nerds”, “Coming to America”, “The Marrying Man”, “The Firm”, and others. He received the Silver Medal award at The Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards for the poster “Eating Raoul”, First Place for his work on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, Second Place for “Snow White”, and Finalist for “Aladdin-Prince of Thieves”. He also was a finalist for the prestigious Belding award. He has also shown his artwork for many years in the Society of Illustrators Annual West Coast Exhibit. Currently, Dellorco shows his fine art oils and limited edition prints at galleries spanning the United States, including the Wyland/Signature Gallery in Las Vegas and Art Connection in Pompano Beach, Florida. For many years, he has shown his work at the prestigious, Beverly Hills, Affaire in the Garden. He currently exhibits his work on Celebrity, Disney, Crystal and Norwegian Cruise Lines, and has been featured on the cover of Premier Magazine, Art Business News, Society and Décor Magazine. He was also listed among “50 Top Artists for 2012” by Art Business News.
Client list includes: James Cameron (director/Titanic), Michael Jackson, Prince Abdul of Saudi Arabia, Mathew Calamari (COO/Trump Group)
Awards: Society of Illustrators: Best of Show ’91, ’95 Finalist ’88, ’89, ’92, ‘94
Hollywood Reporter Film Poster Key Art Award: Silver Medal ’82 (Eating Raoul), First Place ’89 (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Second Place ’93 (Snow White), Finalist ’95 (Aladdin-Prince of Thieves)
Artists for A Better World: Lifetime Acheivement Award 2009

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