Born in Oak Park Illinois, USA. I am a painter, writer, architectural designer, sculptor, I took an early retirement from my Professorship and advertising careers.I paint, mainly figures, I write novels and a column, blogspot, I survived polio as a lad to become an athlete and artist. I prefer to paint beautiful women and action/adventure images, as well as some religious art. I was an academic child prodigy in primary school, and won a Chicago Art Institute scholarship at age 11 for figure drawing. I won Ford Foundation Fellowships, HEW Scholarship, and a Merit scholarship in figure Painting in college. Now I have returned to painting after a long hiatus.
I often under-paint using the accepted process of the Old Masters on my oil, tempera, acrylic paintings, in one or more of the following media, following in descending order of frequency: oil, acrylic, tempera, pastel, watercolor, or digital image transfers of my sketches and/or models.
PROFESSOR EMERITUS PETER BAGNUOLO (BAGNOLO-pen name)MEDIA KIT CURRICULUM VITA/RESUMEEDUCATIONHONORSCollege:First of only 12 selected out of a field of 1200 candidates for Unique Fellowship Degree program By the Ford Foundation and HEW.Awarded Ford Foundation Fellowship; 1972/3. Full Tuition Gifted Scholarship Senior Year Undergraduate School; Five Majors, Selected as Primary Graduate Research Assistant Senior Year-Given Full Lecture and ValedictorianPrivileges-Awarded Uniquely a Triple BA; Architecture, Art and Anthropology, Etc.Secondary SchoolPassed with Honors; Entrance Exams to the top Three of America's Prep Schools-Selected/Accepted Fenwick then Number One in Nation. Primary SchoolScholarship to Art Institute Chicago as Gifted Child-age 11; Reading Comprehension Score Iowa Benet Tests Scored as Graduate School Level at Age 10; City of Chicago/Suburbs. IQ Scored at 173 ages nine, highest in school districts City of Chicago/Suburbs. At Age 9 Primary School Principle offered me a three Grade Skip to Eighth Grade-Parents Rejected Offer allowing only a one grade skip; Reading Comprehension age three at/above High School Level; Reading Comprehension/vocabulary, age 10 Graduate School level: Survived Paralytic Polio ages 7-9 continued studies at home with school cooperation, upon Return offered 3 grade skip.Education Beyond Masters108.3++ hours Post Graduate, (beyond Masters Degrees) in Multiple Majors. MA's. Goddard CollegeDual Major: Graphic Arts/Cultural Anthropology Created own Course of StudyGSU-Created own course of StudyCourses Roosevelt University; U of I; Seminars U of C; NU. Etc.BA'sU of C-SU Triple Major: Cultural/Physical Anthropology (Pathology). Illustration of Anthropological/archeological subjects /Architectural Museum exhibit architecture/Design.Author Publications: (A few titles of Articles/White Papers/OP ED Pieces; All of which are far too numerous to mention: DNA; Human Genome; DNA Human Anatomy: The Human Nervous System; Skeletal/Musculature System; Theology; God and the Human Nervous System; The Bible and It's Archaic Source Languages; National Defense and Remote Viewing; Systemic National Defense and the Human Psyche; ETC,Text/Reference Book-Angular Construction and Human Anatomy.Novels: LOST SEASONS: The Once and Future Legends of Mythic BaseballComing Novels In editing: THE UNIVERSAL TRAVELERS AND WHY THEY WOULDN'T STAY HOME AND WASH THEIR DISHES; THE JESUS CODEX; Reference Books in Editing-THE QUEST FOR GNOSIS: Infused Contemplation, Bestowed Enlightenment and Human Understanding.THE INCREDIBLE ART OF PETE BAGNOLO (now In editing); GAMES PEOPLE PLAY.Advertising; Design; Painting and DrawingAmerican Academy; Wright College; Goddard CollegeArchitectureWright College; Goddard College.Academic ExperienceFaculty HonorsCHOSEN BY NOTED EXHIBIT DESIGN CHAIR LOTHAR WITTEBORG AS PROTG' IN SPECIAL DESIGN/ILLUSTRATION PROJECT FOR GRADUATE ASSISTANCESHIP DURING FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT YEAR-1972.First Faculty Elected to Faculty Senate before tenure, Appointed Chair Century Three Project-I Refused Position, Nominated Chair Architecture, 1978, Design, Media and PR, I Refused Position, Nominated Dean of Architecture, Design, Media and PR, I Refused position, Nominated Sole Think-Tank Recipient By Executive Dean-Funding Not Available-1984-Refused positionInnovative Incubator Merit Project; Full Salary grant of release time to develop program of creativity for tenured Professors-1999-2000.Awarded Contract for design of Outdoor Study Environment-1984, Awarded Contract for Theoretical design of Outdoor Class Rooms-2000Founder/Creator/Department Coordinator; Advertising Design; 13 years; tenured faculty member-30 years. Professional Experience in Business: Advertising/Marketing CEO; Creative Director; Group VII Consulting and Advertising agency. Founded 1967 as P. Bagnolo and Associates Inc.; architectural design firm which created architectural interior art for churches and corporate entities. In 1976; it became a full service Advertising Agency-1111 Limited (Editions) 1977; and Group VII Ltd. In 1978, it became a full service Advertising Agency. Offices in Chicago and Oak Park; and later in Oak Brook Illinois. Radio; TV; and Print Advertising (Mostly Radio). Full service Advertising Agency. 22 employees. Sold in 1992, retired from advertising to teach full time tenured.As CEO of Group VII Ltd. Company was hired on, successive four year contracts; to be Chief Creative Consultants; City in Illinois; Coordinator of Special Projects; Co-Chair; City Economic Development Corporation. Grants; Funding Coordinator; promotions; and Advertising Agency. Chief Consultant to two suburban Communities for total 9 years. Numerous book illustrations. Illustrated with realistic figures scientific art, fleshed-on recreated several stages of evolution for department of anthropology Chicago State University from skeletal remains in painted illustrations used for years as props in cultural/physical anthropology classes at CSU. Professional Experience in Advertising; Graphics and Visual Communications (expanded)This Full Service Agency created Radio; TV; Print Advertising; and marketing. Average increase in sales of our clients; over our fifteen-year history; between 12.7%-26.3%. All of our companies except The Stanford Mint Ltd. and Towers of the Moon were sold in 1992. In 2003 AADPA Ltd. was incorporated in Illinois.To commemorate our opening of the Limited Editions Art Gallery in 1978 we utilized the name 1111 limited (Editions); by 1989 we had grown to 7 companies all related to advertising; architecture and graphic design; therefore; because of the versatility of the group; we adopted the name Group VII Ltd. Our stable of companies included the following seven DBA companies; P. Bagnolo and Associates: (political consulting); OTW (product; toy and game design); Group VII; (Radio; TV; Newspaper and periodicals advertising); 1111 Limited Editions (Art Gallery); The Stanford Mint (Collectibles); P. Bagnolo Productions (Radio and TV programming) and ChicagoBagnoloBall (sports related games and other products). In addition; in 1992 after the sale of the main company developed with an attorney's group in 1994; in Chicago and was elected CEO; Chair of board of The Stanford Mint Ltd. Collectibles Product Development and Towers of The Moon Publishing; Ltd; a Delaware Corporation was created; with offices in Chicago; Wheaton and Dover; Delaware. In 1983, GROUP VII produced a major summer music festival called; "SUMMERFAIRE '83"; which starred the ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION; LARRY GATLIN AND THE GATLIN BROTHERS; CAPTAIN AND TONEILLE; FRANKIE VALLI; LAURA BRANNIGAN; BUDDY RICH and others. The festival Drew 57; 000 for the weekend concerts; plus 57; 000 for the food; sideshows and carnival (114; 000 total guests). We orchestrated $250; 000 of publicity; advertising and public relations and coordinated sponsors; beer; COLAs; restaurants; and every major radio station; we Supervised 150 employees; and $35; 000; 000 in products; equipment; logistics; people throughout the project.I began retirement status as Professor Emeritus in September 2001 since that time I have become a published author of fiction. There are now three more completed novels to follow in various stages of editing; as well as a 400,000 word, three volumes Scientifically inspired anthropological/theology book; a work in progress. I have a history of success in a wide variety of entrepreneurial ventures; am an excellent and articulate public speaker.Architectural Design/IllustrationArchitectural Designer; Field Supervisor; Joseph W. Bagnuolo; Architects and Engineers; specializing in Churches; Schools and Hospitals. Oak Park Illinois; Designer Artist/illustrator; DaPrato Studios; Chicago; Liturgical; Sacred Artist; Progressive Bronze; Chicago Illinois; Wheaton Religious Liturgical Corporation Design Consultant-1998-2001Peter Bagnolo and Associates; 1961-1967Specialization Anthropological/archeological/theological illustration. Created a variety of small business ventures; brought them to profitability and sold them. Developed consultancy within Ad Agency; which advised clients on new product development; internal structural efficiency; management ethical projection; new product service creation and expansion.TV/Radio creative visualization (script writing/story board design) Fluent in variety of Mac software and hardware. Own and operate: Mac based system and a variety of hardware; software; etc.; etc.In 1978 was the host of a three-hour Sunday afternoon talk show on WAIT; Elmhurst. Wrote; produced and anchored a cable TV show; which aired in Wheaton Illinois and other areas. I am licensed as a cable TV producer; WCTV Wheaton. Have extensive graduate hours in all phases of video. Have graduate hours and degrees in Anthropology (Human Behavior/Motivation). Guest appearances on several Chicago area radio shows; Extension 720; Wally Phillips; Milt RosenBurg,Extension 720, and others.,…Read More