Charles Fazzino Biography
Charles Fazzino is the most popular 3-D artist in the world today. With hundreds of galleries and museums exhibiting his pieces worldwide, he has gathered a loyal following throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His artwork can be found in the private collections of Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, Rosie O’Donnell, Morgan Freeman, Paul McCartney, Senator Hillary Clinton, President Tarja Halonnen of Finland, Michael Jordan, Andy Roddick, Tony Stewart, Julia Roberts, Katie Couric, Reggie Jackson, and many other internationally renowned figures and organizations.
As the creator of 3-D limited edition fine art, he is best known for his obsession with bright colors and wonderful detail, the frenetic energy that infuses his work and a unique hand assembled 3-D layering technique that brings his images to life. Born in Bronx, NY, and a graduate of the New York School of Visual Arts, Charles Fazzino’s popularity has soared during his thirty-year-career.
Most famous for his 3-D renderings of New York and countless other cities, he has also established himself as a pop culture historian with masterful tributes to popular icons such as The New York Yankees, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and the Characters of Walt Disney. As a celebrated events artist, he has painted more than 20 Super Bowls for the National Football League, 18 All-Star Games for Major League Baseball, 5 Daytime Emmy Award Ceremonies, 2 FIFA World Cup Tournaments, the GRAMMY AWARDS, and was the official artist for the US Marines Corps 75th anniversary Toys for Tots Celebration and the National 9-11 Memorial and Museum’s 25th anniversary commemoration.
The Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale was the first stop for Fazzino’s 2010 exhibition titled “The Faces of Fort Lauderdale,” and Fazzino works have been exhibited by the The Museu Carmen Thyssen Andorra, the Norman Rockwell Museum, The Arlington Museum of Art, and The Holocuast Memorial and Tolerance Center and Museum of Nassau County. In 2009, he was a recipient of the prestigious Ellis Island “Medal of Honor.” In 2022, his 75th Anniversary Commemorative Toys for Tots artwork was permanently installed in the Pentagon and he was awarded the Department of the Navy’s Superior Public Service Medal.
Fazzino’s narrative style, innovative technique, and sense of composition make him a master storyteller who touches his collectors and captures the most meaningful parts of their everyday lives. There have been six books published about Fazzino. He resides in New York, is a National Vice President of The Muscular Dystrophy Association, and contributes his time and art to raising millions of dollars for countless causes throughout the world.
Special Events, Commissions, and Museum Exhibitions
American Airlines JFK Terminal Installations (permanent) | National 9-11 Memorial & Museum, NYC | Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Hollywood, FL | Samjung Mall, Busan Korea Public Sculpture (2019) | SM Tower/KPOP Museum, Seoul Korea (20210) | Super Bowls XXXV-current | Major League Baseball All-Star Games (2003-current) | Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale | Norman Rockwell Museum | Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum | Arlington Museum of Art | Olympic Museum Lausanne, Switzerland | Coral Springs Museum of Art |The World of Little League Museum | National Art Museum of Sport | The Holocaust Memorial | Tolerance Center and Museum of Nassau County | Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2009) | CMA Awards (2005, 2006) | Fort Lauderdale Centennial Celebration (2010) | Olympic Games (2000-current) | Daytime Emmy Awards (2006-2011) | President’s Council on Physical Fitness (2008-2010) | NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2008) | GRAMMY Awards (2004) | USA Sevens Rugby Tournament (2014) | Winterfest Boat Parade (2006, 2010, 2016, ) | Belmont Stakes (2005-2007) | Pori Jazz Festival (2009) | Brickyard 400 | National Jefferson Awards (2013) | Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital/Westchester Medical Center | The City of New Rochelle, NY (public installations) | The City of Stamford, CT (public installations) | New York Drama Desk Nomination for The FAZZINO RIDE Tourist Attraction (2009) | FC Koln (Germany Bundasliga) | Borussia Dortmund (Bundasliga) | NY Langone Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital (2018)
World-Renowned Collectors and Recipients of Fazzino Artwork
Paul McCartney – President Bill Clinton – Kevin Hart – President George Bush – Michael Jackson – Levar Burton – Derek Jeter – Mariano Rivera – Keith Urban – Gretchen Wilson – Rosie O’Donnell – Morgan Freeman – Donald & Melania Trump – Joe Torre – President Halonen (Finland) – Senator Hillary Clinton – Anthony Scaramucci – Marlo Thomas – Whoopi Goldberg – Drew Carey – George Steinbrenner – Alexandra Kamp – Tom Brady – Prince Albert of Monaco – Micheal Eisner – Ellen Degeneres – Petra Nemcova – Jonathan Winters – Roger Staubach – Richard Petty – Katie Couric – Eli Manning – Dick Vitale – David Winfield – Warren Buffett – Jim Brown – Rod Gilbert – Reggie Jackson – Elie Wiesel – Chris Wallace – Warren Buffet – Evan Longoria – Tony Orlando – Dick Vitale – Fred Lynn – Regis Philbin – Michael Jordan – Tony Danza – Joe Piscopo – South Korea Mayor, Park Won-Soo – William Shatner – Justin Tuck – Victor Espinoza – Angel Cordero, Jr. – Peyton Manning – Lady Gaga (Joanne’s Trattoria) – Toni Braxton – Bernie Williams – Pete Alonso