Aldo Luongo Argentine Artist: B. 1940 - Argentine and California Impressionist, Aldo Luongo's paintings embody a sense of fluidity and intensity, the results of a true artist engaged in a passionate process of creation. Whether he is portraying a romantic enclave, a frenzied sporting event, or a richly textured landscape, central to all of Luongo's paintings is the balance between memory and hope, sorrow and humor, freedom and control. These dynamics are clearly seen in Aldo Luongo's figurative works, especially those portraying the "Hawk," his archetypal character spun from the memory of his father and Luongo's discovery of his future self. The most enduring single image in the paintings of Aldo Luongo is that of "The Hawk." The Hawk is a character who has evolved throughout Luongo's career, and is his single most meaningful symbol.