Aldo Luongo was born in an Italian family in January 31, 1941, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His father was a soccer player and his uncle was a recognized illustrator. They heavily influenced and inspired his interest in art and sports. In the early 1960s, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires. He was very fond of art and soccer. After graduating he came to the U.S. to play professional soccer for the New York Cosmos. His athletic career came to end due to relocations and injuries. He arrived in New York City with a dream to pursue his artwork full time.
In the early 70’s, he had his first major success with multiple reproductions of his black & white drawings. These prints released to great critical acclaim and huge commercial success. Aldo Luongo has earned both critical praise and celebrity collectors. Aldo has put himself on the map as a major international artist. After that he continued his reign at the top of the contemporary art world for almost four decades – a distinction that puts him in a class of his own. Aldo Luongo has received numerous awards and honors. In addition, Aldo Luongo was named official artist for The Olympic Committee at the 1988 Summer Games, has a commissioned work which is displayed in The Kennedy Museum in Boston, and two years in a row was selected to participate in The White House Easter Egg Hunt, where his painted "eggs" are now on display at the world-renowned Smithsonian Museum.
Aldo Luongo captures his subjects in a more direct way. He said – “I attack a canvas like I play soccer – with vigor. Soccer is my counterpoint to painting. While painting, I’m confined, lonely, enmeshed in emotions and self-doubt. Then comes the sweat and focus of a really good game and I feel whole again. Life is a matter of balance”. He expounds his art work as possessing vigor, vibrancy and intense feeling. From his acrylic art to his fine art prints, all of his pieces portray the same sense of intensity. His bold, elegantly impressionistic style of art has often been known as “Romance on Canvas”. Central to all of Luongo's paintings is the equilibrium between memory and hope, sorrow and humor, freedom and control.
Kings Wood Art is glad to represent the original art of Hessam Abrishami, Tomasz Rut, Aldo Luongo, Erica Hopper, and many more in our art gallery. Our art gallery consists of paintings and sculptures from several tremendous world renowned artists from around the globe.