Portrait Artist Robert Maniscalco
About Having a Maniscalco Portrait
A Legacy oil by portrait painter Robert Maniscalco expresses love in a way a car, a Rolex or a diamond never will. We hope you will enjoy Robert’s gallery of heirloom, legacy portraiture, created for the ages. Born in Detroit in 1959, this portrait painter now travels all over the world to create heirloom portraits in oil, pastel and charcoal, including executive, political, religious, military, judicial and family portraiture. His work can be found in over 1,200 private and public collections through out North America. He also accepts posthumous commissions, working from available photographs, as well as from old family photos to create his world class legacy oil portraits.
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.
The Art of Portraiture
When I encounter my subject the first thing I try to do is get a sense of how they move through space, their rhythm and energy, to learn what drives them. I become them in a way, so I can paint myself.