Walter O'Neill has been a painter for over 30 years and renewed his interest in sculpture three years ago. Ceramic sculpture is now his primary studio art acitivity. He teaches clay hand-building for Broward Public Schools adult education porgram in Oakland Park.
An image of my fresco is featured in the 3rd edition of "Gateways to Art" the leading art appreciation textbook used in colleges and advanced placement art history courses. Published by Thames & Hudson. (fall 2018)
Walter O'Neill paints in the traditional technique of buon fresco as well as oil paint. He paints portable, easel-size frescoes on a variety of support surfaces and has created fresco murals in New York, Maine, and California. His has been painting and exhibiting his artwork for over thirty years.
First learning the technique of fresco at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, he then went to Italy to further his study of fresco while completing his M.A.at Hunter College. On return to New York he set up the fresco guild education workshop at The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art. He returned to Italy to study Pompeian frescoes in preparation for a mural commissioned by Bloomingdales Store.
In 1987 he was invited to teach fresco painting at Skowhegan and stayed for a decade. He has presented fresco workshops at museums and colleges including: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Morgan Library, Queens Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum, University of Wisconsin, Williams College, University of Southern California, and Adelphi University.
Four years ago he moved to South Florida, and set up his studio in Deerfield Beach.
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