From Field to Frame – November 6, 2015 – February 25, 2016
RTPI was pleased to welcome the artwork of Michael DiGiorgio in a new exhibition running from November 6, 2015 to February 25, 2016. From Field to Frame featured original bird paintings by the artist. DiGiorgio has a connection to RTPI, not only because he knew Roger Tory Peterson, but also because of his contributions to the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America. Under the direction of Lisa White, Executive Editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, he was responsible for the digital enhancements of the art as well as the layout of the plates digitally.
DiGiorgio’s paintings and drawings have appeared in a variety of nature books and journals, such as Birds of Brazil, Volume 1 & 2 (Wildlife Conservation Society), Birds of South America Volume III, by Robert Ridgely, Birds of Honduras, Breeding Bird Atlas of Connecticut, Master’s Guide to Birding, Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Audubon Field Guide to Birds/Eastern and Western region, Bird Watcher’s Digest, The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America, Sanctuary (Massachusetts Audubon Magazine), Audubon Magazine, and The Narrow Edge, by Deborah Cramer (Life history of Red Knots).
On the advice of his friend and mentor, the late Don Eckelberry, DiGiorgio has been painting and sketching birds from life since early in his career. He has traveled to the British Isles, West Indies and South America to sketch and paint tropical bird and plant life. He has also traveled throughout the United States recording American birds. He won the first ever endowment award from the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for recognition of his Bird Illustration work. This award was given in memory of Don Eckelberry.
DiGiorgio’s paintings have been included in the following galleries and exhibitions:
Yale School of Forestry, Kroon Hall, New Haven, CT 2015
Pegasus Gallery, Middlesex College, Middletown, CT, Faculty Art Show, 2015
Birds in their Habitat, Connecticut Audubon Society, Fairfield, CT 2013
Birds in Art , Leigh Yawkey Art Museum, Wausau, WI, 2011
Albany State Museum, Albany, NY, Focus on Nature, 2004, 2010
Lyme Art Academy, Lyme, CT, 2004, 2000
Brick Gallery, Essex, CT, 2004
Cape May Bird Observatory Center for Research and Education, Cape May, NJ, 2004
Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT, “Art of the Animal Kingdom,” 2004, 2003
For more information about Michael DiGiorgio visit http://www.mdigiorgio.com/.