An artist and an architect registered in Connecticut, New York and Florida, Harry Rallo studied fine art at Hunter College in New York City, at The Boca Raton Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida, and The Armory Art Center of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has also studied with many fine artists and instructors, including the widely respected instructor Robert Hertz, internationally renowned portrait artists Nelson Shanks and Daniel Greene, Myron Barnstone of Barnstone Studios in Philadelphia and acclaimed watercolorists Stephen Scott Young and Burt Silverman.
With a personal style as flexible as it is distinctive, Rallo is proficient in many different media, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels and charcoal pencil. Examples of his artwork -- portraits, landscapes and still-lives -- are featured in several private collections throughout the country. Commissions include a nearly life-sized oil on linen for the Archdiocese of Miami, cover art for the Wellington Forum’s Annual Polo Edition, six works in various media for the Florida Urban Forestry Council’s annual awards presentations, a wall-sized acrylic painting of the San Francisco skyline for the international general contractor, Turner Construction Company’s western regional offices in Los Angeles, CA, and several tropical landscapes at the North Eleuthera Airport, Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Rallo has participated in numerous shows and exhibitions, both as a solo artist and as part of a group. In 1998, he won The Phillip Hulitar Memorial Award at the Palm Beach Society of the Four Arts 60th Annual Competition for Contemporary American Paintings for his oil painting, Off Season, Palm Beach. Exhibition judge James Demetrion, Director of the Smithsonian Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., praised the painting for its combination of realism and “subtle abstract elements.” Rallo also took a fourth place overall in the competition. He has been included in The 18th Edition of Who’s Who in the World for his achievements. Currently, a selection of Rallo’s work can be viewed at The Princess Street Gallery in Harbour Island, Bahamas, and at the Good Portfolio Gallery in Kent, CT.