Portrait Artist, Robert Maniscalco Portrait Painter

Portrait Artist for the Ages

We hope you will enjoy this gallery of heirloom portraiture along with works in other fine art genres by nationally renown, Charleston SC portrait artist, Robert Maniscalco.  Robert travels all over the world to create heirloom portraits in oil, pastel and charcoal, including executive, political, religious, military, judicial and family portraiture. He also accepts posthumous commissions, working from available photographs, as well as from old family photos to create his world class portraits. Maniscalco is exceptional with men, women, children, even pets. He also enjoys the challenge of equestrian portraiture and bridal portraits.


A Legacy oil portrait expresses love in a way a car, a Rolex or a diamond never will.

portrait artistWhy a Legacy Portrait Artist?

Once referred to as a “Society Portrait,” a fine oil portrait was a symbol of prominence and nobility. Today, bringing a portrait into being carries with it a much more profound meaning. A portrait is the most eloquent way to recognize those who have achieved a high level of excellence and/or esteem in their lives. It’s not an ego trip because it is an expression of one’s relationship with others. An excellent oil portrait creates an enduring legacy, conveying the love and connection between you, your family, your organization, your community and your culture. It is a valuable heirloom that will be treasured and passed on through generations to come.

In Robert’s portraits, the central subject is the human spirit.

Robert Maniscalco, who has over 33 years of experience, has created over 850 award-winning oil-on-canvas portraits for top corporations and institutions throughout North America and their families.  Robert is well known among his peers for his ability to express the quintessential personality and character of his subjects, capturing his or her essence for the ages.  A Maniscalco oil portrait says so much more than a mere photograph and adds weight, warmth and humanity to the institution’s message and identity.  Look for Robert’s unique expressive quality and feeling of light that sets it apart from most other artists working today.  Portrait artist

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the portrait artist, not of the sitter.  Oscar Wilde