Danny Galieote

AIP designer Danny Galieote


Artistic Infusion Program

Danny Galieote is a fine artist living and working from his home studio in Los Angeles. He began his professional art career at the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, California where he was a traditionally trained, hand-drawn character animator. Over his 12-year animation career, he created many key cinematic moments for Disney classic films such as The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Tarzan, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog, and Tangled.

Danny’s fine art is infused with his love of Renaissance art and the artwork of the 1930s-40s American Regionalists and Golden Age Illustrators, such as Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Norman Rockwell, and N.C. Wyeth. His art is in the pursuit of capturing universal timeless themes of human nature.

Danny studied classical figurative art extensively in Italy and was an instructor of figure drawing at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California for over seven years. His work is in many prestigious collections around the U.S., including the Hilbert Museum of California Art. In the past decade, Danny has done several commissioned paintings for Hollywood film stars, such as Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. His work was featured on Hollywood Extra TV and People Magazine. The film director, Paul Feig, owns many of Danny’s paintings, one of which is the logo for his production company, Feigco Entertainment, and is seen animated in the opening credits of his movies. Danny’s artwork can also be seen on many Napa Valley wine labels.

Along with working on new coin designs for the U.S. Mint AIP Program, Danny continues to work on his painting exhibitions at Maxwell Alexander Gallery in Pasadena, CA; Arden Gallery in Boston, MA; and Joanne Artman Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA and New York City.

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