Stephenson Showcase: Anthony Schillaci’s “Post Impressionism Realist”

Stephenson Showcase: Anthony Schillaci’s “Post Impressionism Realist”

Anthony (Tony) Schillaci shares his work in the Stephenson House this September with his exhibit titled, “Post Impressionism Realist.” It will include many of his figure and portrait works. 

Tony became interested in drawing as a seventh grader with a sister who never stopped encouraging him. In the early 70s as a War Veteran he enrolled in the American Academy of Art undergraduate courses and was fortunate enough to have inspiring teachers like Bill Parks, Irving Shapiro, and Douglas Graves. In the early 80s, Tony returned to art once more by taking evening life classes with instructor Max Randt. Every Sunday, Tony and Max enjoyed traveling around Northern Illinois painting en plein air. 

With a strong interest in portrait and figure painting, Tony enrolled in the Arts Students League under the guidance of Max Ginsberg who Tony describes as a “master” and was grateful to have him as a teacher.

Today, Tony’s artistic goal is painting and drawing every day, trying to improve, in order to paint “that one masterpiece.”               

Figure Study by Anthony Schillaci

Tony is a proud member of Nickel Plate Arts, IPAPA Indiana Plein Air Painters, Hamilton County Artists’ Association, Indiana Heritage Arts, and the Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery. 


Tony’s exhibit, ” Post Impressionism Realist” is on exhibit in the Stephenson House on the Nickel Plate Arts campus from September 2 through 24. The gallery is free and open to the public Wednesday-Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artwork can be purchased by contacting Nickel Plate Arts or ordering online from NickelPlateArts.org/exhibits. See the exhibit during special evening hours at our First Friday event on September 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Nickel Plate Arts.  

Les Reinhardt
lreinhardt@nickelplatearts.org