Artist – William Papaleo


William Papaleo is an american artist who has lived and worked in Italy for over 20 years. His paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries in Europe and the United States. He has received various awards in international and juried shows in Italy and America. Presently he is being represented by Wohlfarth Galleries in Washington D.C. and Massachusetts. In the past few years, he has collaborated with The Royal College of Art of London and The University HDM of Stuttgart, Germany during a series of international painting workshops for european college students.

He has taught painting at the University of California – Napoli, Italy – and at the Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro Massachusetts. He has studied with Robert Beverly Hale at the Art Students League – New York City – and Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art in Massachusetts. In Italy he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti – Napoli – and worked on church fresco technique with Antonio Montagna in Piemonte.

A Celebration of Friends

After 2 years of practically being neighbors in Vietri sul Mare, Bill and Stephanie finally met one day at their local fruit market when the proprietor introduced them since they were both Americans. Since that time Bill encouraged Stephanie to apply for a teaching position at the University of Salerno where he also teaches. This career connection was pivotal for Stephanie’s immigration status and general means of living in Italy. For this reason it was important to Stephanie to represent Bill in her opening show that celebrates both of their passion in art and to give thanks for the encouragement he has provided.

After the Rain, Morning, 2012, Pastel and Watercolor on Paper/Pastello ed Aquarello su Carta

Apollo’s Temple (Paestum), 2010, Pastel on Paper/Pastello su Carta

Vietri from Raito, 2009, Pastel and Watercolor on Paper/Pastello ed Aquarello su Carta

To find out more about Bill’s art, visit his site at