Marc Dalessio


b. 1972

Marc Dalessio is a classically trained naturalistic painter who has established himself as one of the foremost landscape painters working today. He was recently described as the world’s best living plein air painter by Eric Rhoads of Plein Air magazine.

Born in 1972 in Los Angeles, California, Marc’s artistic training began at the University of California where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Fine Art. He then moved to Florence, Italy and studied portraiture for four years with Charles Cecil at his atelier. After receiving a full scholarship at Cecil Studios, Marc taught portraiture and landscape painting at the school. He later taught landscape painting for the Florence Academy of Art.

Marc currently resides in Estremoz, Portugal where he keeps a large studio with his wife and fellow artist, Tina Orsolic Dalessio. They travel to paint landscapes much of the year, and exhibit regularly in the US and in Europe.