Michael DeFrancesco, works with Drawing and Painting techniques derived from the study of many Masters. He is a graduate of The American Academy of Art in Chicago and was  awarded the  Robert Allerton Scholarship where he received a diploma from the University of Illinois in Monticello.

Over the years Michael has taught Life Drawing, Illustration, Architectural Rendering and Oil Painting at The Harrington Institute of Interior Design, Columbia College of Chicago and The Illinois Institute of Art, formerly Ray College of Design.

He was honored to have been an invited member of The International Guild of Realism.  
DeFrancesco has worked  as an Artist, Illustrator and Art Director.

Artist Statement...

My art is a culmination of all that I have learned, Drawn and Painted over the years... I love to paint Figurative, Fantasy, Classic Rock and Pop Surrealism themes.