A couple of years ago I had an opportunity to view an original black and white antique etched broadside from England full of descriptive narrative about Pablo Fanque's Fair or the circus coming to town.  These vivid, colorful descriptions including its sideshows were the beginning of my delving into my own circus world. 

Russ D'Alessio 

"This larger than life painting celebrates the human condition within the metaphor of the circus. My most significant work to date in both size and scope dramatizes my artistic quest to enchant and delight, to bridge the imagery that stimulates the imagination and present a creative reality.


This painting, spanning three six by five-foot panels measuring 15' overall contains many sub-stories and visual intricacies to enchant the viewer.

" Rusell D'Alessio


T H E    T H R E E    R I N G S

acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 72" x 180" x 2.5."



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Artist creating Circo d'Alessio
Tight Rope Walker
The Juggler and Dancing Bear
Trapeze Act II
"Lion Tamer"
"The Power of Attraction"
Big Show Poster
il grande spettacolo
The Really Big Show
"ragazze forte"
"On a String"
"Three Cool Cats"
"Clowns with Show Birds"
"The Juggler"
"Apple a Day"

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Artist Russell D'Alessio

12 Mt. Desert Street

Bar Harbor, ME  04609




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original india ink and acrylic on paper 24" x 18" $1200.