Born in Oak Park Illinois, USA. I am a painter, writer, architectural designer, sculptor, I took an early retirement from my Professorship and advertising careers.I paint, mainly figures, I write novels and a column, blogspot, I survived polio as a lad to become an athlete and artist. I prefer to paint beautiful women and action/adventure images, as well as some religious art. I was an academic child prodigy in primary school, and won a Chicago Art Institute scholarship at age 11 for figure drawing. I won Ford Foundation Fellowships, HEW Scholarship, and a Merit scholarship in figure Painting in college. Now I have returned to painting after a long hiatus.
I often under-paint using the accepted process of the Old Masters on my oil, tempera, acrylic paintings, in one or more of the following media, following in descending order of frequency: oil, acrylic, tempera, pastel, watercolor, or digital image transfers of my sketches and/or models.
PROFESSOR EMERITUS PETER BAGNUOLO (BAGNOLO-pen name).
At ages 6 and 9, Peter was rated as a “Child Prodigy. Peter's Reading Comprehension Iowa Benet Tests Scored as Graduate School Level at Age 10; City of Chicago/Suburbs. IQ Scored at 173 ages nine. highest in school districts City of Chicago/Suburbs. Fellowships in the only triple BA ever given at CSU BA’s; 1972/3.
Scholarship to Art Institute Chicago as Gifted artist-age 11; based upon a body of work which included larger than life sized figures of the Birth of Jesus painted on school windows.
Secondary School Passed with Honors Entrance Exams to the top Three of America's Prep Schools, as well as St. John’s in England-Selected/Accepted Fenwick then Number One in Nation.
Full Tuition Gifted Scholarship Senior Year Undergraduate School; Eight Majors. Selected as Primary Graduate Research Assistant Senior Year-Given Full Lecture and Valedictorian Privileges-Awarded Uniquely a Triple BA; Architecture, Art and Anthropology, Etc.
Degrees) in Multiple Majors. (8 Majors). MA's. Goddard College Dual/Interdisciplinary degrees Major: Graphic Arts/Cultural Anthropology Created own Course of Study CSU-Created own course of Study Courses Roosevelt University; U of I; Seminars U of C; NU. Etc. (Pathology). Illustration of Anthropological/archeological subjects /Architectural Museum exhibit architecture/Design.
At Wikipedia one may find my name mentioned for creating sculptures, stained glass, Mosaics, and other art forms of a figurative nature within the massive Mausoleum, etc. See below
Peter studied at Wright College, U of Il. The American Academy of Art Chicago where I completed (1500 hours of life drawing and anatomy) graduate school MA at Goddard College Architecture Wright College; Goddard College. Academic Experience Faculty Honors CHOSEN BY NOTED EXHIBIT DESIGN CHAIR the noted LOTHAR WITTEBORG AS PROTG' IN SPECIAL DESIGN/ILLUSTRATION PROJECT FOR GRADUATE ASSISTANCES DURING FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT YEAR-1972.
First Faculty Elected to Faculty Senate before tenure, Appointed Chair Century Three Project-I Refused Position, Nominated Chair Architecture, 1978, Design, Media and PR, I Refused Position, Nominated Dean of Architecture, Design, Media and PR, I Refused position, Nominated Sole Think-Tank Recipient By Executive Dean, Funding Not Available-1984-Refused position Innovative Incubator Merit Project; Full Salary grant of release time to develop program of creativity for tenured Professors-1999-2000.
Awarded Contract for design of Outdoor Study Environment- 1984, mimicking a water front view for College of DuPage. Also Awarded Contract for Theoretical design of Outdoor Class Rooms-2000.
Founder/Creator/Department Coordinator; Advertising Design; 13 years; tenured faculty member-30 years.
Peter served as a fine artist, sculptor, Stained glass window designer, muralist, architect, illustrator and more.
Created numerous book illustrations. Illustrated with realistic figures scientific art, fleshed-on recreated several stages of evolution for department of anthropology Chicago State University from skeletal remains as sculptures as well a color paintings, which were used for years as props in cultural/physical anthropology classes at CSU.
Professional Experience in Advertising; Graphics and Visual Communications (expanded)This Full Service Agency created Radio; TV; Print Advertising; and marketing. Average increase in sales of our clients; over our fifteen-year history; between 12.7%-26.3%. All of our companies except The Stanford Mint Ltd. and Towers of the Moon were sold. In 2003 AADPA Ltd. was incorporated in Illinois. To commemorate our opening of the Limited Editions Art Gallery in 1978 we utilized the name 1111 limited (Editions); by 1989 we had grown to 7 companies all related to advertising; architecture and graphic design; therefore; because of the versatility of the group They adopted the name Group VII Ltd. Our stable of companies included the following seven DAB companies; P. Bagnolo and Associates: (political consulting); OTW (product; toy and game design); Group VII; (Radio; TV; Newspaper and periodicals advertising); 1111 Limited Editions (Art Gallery); The Stanford Mint (Collectibles); P. Bagnolo Productions (Radio and TV programming) and ChicagoBagnoloBall (sports related games and other products). In addition; in 1992 after the sale of the main company developed with an attorney's group in 1994; in Chicago and was elected CEO; Chair of board of The Stanford Mint Ltd. Collectibles Product Development and Towers of The Moon Publishing; Ltd; a Delaware Corporation was created; with offices in Chicago; Wheaton and Dover; Delaware a consulting firm. …Read More