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George Trivellini

Painter · Sculptor
Born 1919, Havre, Montana
Died December 13, 1990, Newtown, Pennsylvania

Art is an intangible subject. You can't go to a book and find on page 95 how to do abstract art.

After completing apprenticeships in commercial art studios, George Trivellini became a staff artist at Ketterlinus Lithographic Corporation in Philadelphia, where he met Andrew Wyeth, whose father painted calendars for the firm. He then served as Art Director of Graphic Design, designing posters for the war effort in the Office of War Information in Washington , D.C. He established his own graphics design company in New York, where he worked on corporate projects. Trevillini is known for his non-objective paintings and sculptures. Since he thought that the camera supplanted realism in painting, he believed an artist should paint what he feels and that translating emotions into images should be the artist's main concern. Although he never stopped painting, he concentrated on sculpting with metal for over 25 years. His large steel sculpture can be found in corporate and private collections in the United States and Europe. Empire, a stainless steel sculpture relief, is in the permanent collection at The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown.

Image: George Trivellini, photograph by Jack Rosen, The Jack Rosen Collection,James A. Michener Art Museum


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