Christopher Pugilese is an American realist artist. He studied at the New York Academy of Art under Ted Jacobs and Tony Ryder. After that he continued his education as an performer at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design both in New York City. He afterward studied privately in France taking into consideration Seth Jacobs.
Pugliese's put-on has been exhibited at the Eleanor Ettinger, John Pence, Capro Nason, Arcadia, Hirschl and Adler and Bellwether galleries.
In 2010 the New Britain Museum of American Art held of retrospective of his fake as allowance of their "New/Now" series.