about the artist
A former illustrator, work by this native New Yorker has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Readers Digest, Six Flags Amusement Parks posters and Celestial Seasonings Tea boxes.
about the work
"Monsters, dragons, whales and fantastical city- and village-scapes often find their way into LoGrippo's creations. Other paintings show an America that many are nostalgic for: quaint, rural, small-town American life.
Inspired by the Old Masters and genre paintings of 16th-century northern Europe, LoGrippo takes his cue from the works of two Flemish artists in particular: Hieronymous Bosch's haunting images of hell and sin, and Pieter Bruegel's depictions of peasant life - at first glance idyllic, but upon closer inspection, a bit troublesome as well.
LoGrippo cites these painters as major influences, but art scholars often describe his work as "American naïve," or in the "American Crafts style" - reminiscent of American folk artists like Grandma Moses."
- Emily Crow Neely, Spartanburg Magazine
Church Bazaar. 22" x 28". acrylic on linen.