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Gregory Gillespie
Date: American realist painter, 1936–2000
Biography: Gregory Gillespie is considered to be one of the most important American representational painters from the second half of the 20th century. He received his degree from the San Francisco Art Institute and his first solo show was held at the Forum Gallery in 1966. He studied in Italy on grants throughout the 1960s and developed an appreciation of the Italian Renaissance masters. Gillespie’s first retrospective was held at the Hirshhorn Museum in 1977, he was included in several Whitney Biennials, and he is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum, among many others.