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|Anthony Carmine Sullo||Biography: The "Awakening" is a tender rendition
of femininity and feeling. A moving and touching
portrayal of human emotions.
24 x 38 Oil on Linen
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Anthony was born in the late 1950's in the city of Stamford, Connecticut, in the lower west side’s Italian community. His earliest memories include his mother painting religious scenes in oil from her sick bed. Five years after his mothers passing at the age of nine, his father passed away leaving Anthony an orphan. In conforming to the ways of “the old country”, Anthony’s orphaning was never officially reported nor was he legally adopted and his rearing was as Italian tradition provides in the hands of his secular Godfather and the entire Italian community around him. Virtually growing up a ward of the streets of the west side, Anthony was well cared for by remaining family members and the neighborhood families and business owners.
Early in his life, Anthony displayed a deep spiritual connection and appreciation for the arts. Knowing of his late mother’s artistic talents, all the local artisans felt it was their duty to encourage him to pursue his artistic inheritance.
In his early teenage years, Anthony apprenticed the nationally renowned graphic artist, Robert M. Jones,whom resided and practiced his art on the outskirts of the west side.
Mr. Jones was the proprietor and head lithographer of the historical “Glad Hand Press.” He was a well-accomplished master in the art of lithographic block cutting and letter press printing. Jones was well known for satiric and whimsical graphics, and served as the U.S. government’s head propaganda artist and copywriter during World War II, where he authored "Loose lips sinks ships" slogan and series of graphics.
Anthony was also encouraged and tutored in fine arts by the late Remo Cipri, a close friend (paisano) to Anthony’s Godfather and one of several fine artists that resided in the west side community. Remo, a posthumously famous 1960’s Italian folk artist, whose art work has now shown in the New York Metropolitan, was known for his sculptures and paintings that depicted life as it was in the inner cities’ segregated and mob controlled neighborhood. Remo created his art and sculptures “en plein air” in the front parking lot of his brother’s pizz... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: USA Birthyear: 1957 Galleries: Queens Court Gallery Media: oil Style: realistic Subjects: other, figurative and nudes|