Anthony Gruerio

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Those who are collectors of the works of Anthony Gruerio, internationally recognized painter and portrait artist, may find him at work almost anywhere in the world when not in his art studio or relaxing on his favorite island in Hawaii. Having built a wide following in such highly sophisticated art markets as New York City and the West Coast, Mr. Gruerio continues to extend his reputation around the world.  Mr. Gruerio, time permitting, supports many social charity events, most notably the American Cancer Society, children's charities, and events supporting the Arts.

He works in many different mediums, but says: "Portraiture is the most difficult and challenging of artistic endeavors because the artist must blend the subject's self image and his or her image before the world - an infinitely delicate task when dealing with self-perceptions. However, all portraiture is a joyful act of remembrance - a visible tribute to the persona and spirit of a treasured human being."


  • Official Portrait Painter of Miss Universe

  • Official Portrait Painter of Miss USA

  • Official Portrait Painter of Miss Teen USA Pageants

  • Chief Portrait Artist for Readers’ Digest

  • Selected by CBS to do its top 150 television entertainers

  • Chosen by the Papal Curia in Rome to create an art work depicting the famous “Pieta” of Michelangelo

Commissioned to paint:

  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • President John F. Kennedy

  • President Ronald Reagan

  • The Beatles

  • Jerry Lewis, Movie and Television Star

  • The Righteous Brothers

  • Bing Crosby, Actor/Singer

  • Judy Garland, Actress/Singer

  • Peter Ustinov, Actor

  • Jack Benny, Comedian

  • Lucille Ball, Comedienne

  • Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor

  • Jack Lord, Television Star, Honolulu

  • Andre Dubois, President, Bank of Tahiti

  • Troy Aikman, Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys

  • Hawaii Fine Arts Museum, The Governors Collection, Honolulu