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Chiesa del Purgatorio- Thomas W. Schaller

"Chiesa del Purgatorio" is a watercolor by award-winning L.A. artist and architect Thomas W. Schaller. The painting depicts one of the exquisite entry-ways into the Chiesa del Purgatorio located in Cefalu in the Northern region of Sicily. Darkness challenges light as dramatic shadows stumble their way across the facade and baroque portal and sweeps downward, descending the double stairway of stone. The painting plays with subtle blues and browns to emphasize which emphasize the dramatic teal doors of the church.


This piece measures 13" x 18" unframed and 22" x 27 1/2" framed . Framing options are available if desired, contact Colibri Art & Framing for additional informaiton.

Chiesa del Purgatorio- Thomas W. Schaller

  • Thomas W. Schaller is an award-winning artist, architect, and author based in Los Angeles. As a renowned architectural artist, he received a Graham Foundation Grant and was a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. His work is collected world-wide and is part of a number of permanent collections including The Johhan Museum: Shanghai: The Watermark Museum; Fabriano: The Tchoban Foundation; Berlin: The Pacific Arts Foundation; Newport Beach, The Museum of Watercolor, Mexico City. His artwork has been featured in prestigious International Watercolor Masters exhibitions in over twenty countries

    He received the Abu Rawash Masters Award in 2019 and in 2017, he was a finalist for the Lynx Prize for Contemporary Art; Trieste. His paintings and writing have been featured in a great many books, magazines, and arts publications including The Artist Magazine, Watercolor Artist, Southwest Art, The Art of Watercolour, Practique des Arts, Los Angeles Magazine, International Artist, and a series of the books, Splash: the Best of Watercolor by North Light Books from 2011 - 2020. A Signature Member of many arts organizations including the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Tom was recently elected to the International Masters of Watercolor Alliance, and to the receive Master Signature Status by the California Watercolor Association.

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