Christopher PalusoArtist-in-Residence

    Artist/Illustrator/Graphic Designer/Educator, Christopher Paluso is a native San Diegan and nationally recognized sports artist/illustrator and educator. He is the official artist of the San Diego Hall of Champions’ Brietbard Hall of Fame, the San Diego Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame, the Hawthorne Race Course Jockey Hall of Fame, the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame, and the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, and contributing artist to the San Diego Air and Space Museum, which entrust him to create the images of their honored members.

    Christopher is known for his ability to capture a strong likeness of his subjects, which has gained him respect within the sports world and recently the entertainment and air and space fields. The artworks of Muhammed Ali, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Wayne Gretzky, and Michael Jordan are among his most sought-after pieces. His art has been seen on everything from magazine covers to limited-edition collector plates and lithographs. He also worked as an educator, teaching art and graphic design at the high school as well as the middle school level.

    Christopher currently is involved with San Diego Zoo Global lending his artistic skills to the zoo’s academy. He has been associated with Convivio for four years showcasing his artistic talents along the way. Christopher resides in San Diego with his wife of 40 years, and they have two grown children, one who is married, along with two grandchildren.

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