Bruce Cascia received his BFA from the University of
Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He paints in a photo-
realistic style, oils mostly, and occasionally, acrylics.
His initial images were of solitary diners, truck-stops,
and motorcycles all placed in dramatic vistas of the
American Southwest, that called to mind the freedom of the
open road. Bruce’s bike paintings were included in the
opening of Chicago’s Field Museum’s “Art of the
Cascia’s work is included in a number of corporate art
collections such as Oscar-Mayer, DDB Needham Worldwide, and
Pearlnesco, as well as the private collections of Jay Leno,
Dennis Hopper, and Peter Fonda.
Bruce often donates work to various Charities such as the
Boulder Humane Society, Children’s Memorial Hospital and the
Glenview Historical Society. His “Dogs in Pick-ups” series,
inspired by small town main street, grew out of his
association with the Boulder Humane Society. His “Illinois
Flatlands” series, evoking a more contemplative mood, was
inspired by Central Illinois commutes.
Bruce’s recent focus has been on his “Chicago Hot Dog”
series. They represent vanishing icons of Chicago’s
heritage, not to mention good places to enjoy a “Chicago
Style” hot dog. Additional work can be viewed at the
following galleries and websites: “The Timmel Collection”,
Saugatuck, Michigan; www.thetimmelcollection.com, “SmithKlein
Gallery, Boulder, Colorado; www.smithklein.com.