Biografie von Umberto ROMANO (1905-1984)

Birth place: Naples, Italy

Addresses: NYC; Gloucester, MA

Profession: Painter, sculptor, etcher, teacher

Studied: NAD, 1921-26; Tiffany Foundation, summer 1925, fellowship, 1926; Am. Acad. Rome, 1926-27.

Exhibited: AIC, 1928, 1930 (prize); PAFA Ann., 1929-40, 1952, 1958; WMAA, 1932-57; Corcoran Gal biennials, 1928-61 (8 times); Salons of Am.; NAD, 1954, (Carnegie Award); Springfield AL, 1931 (prize)-32 (prize); CAFA, 1931 (prize); North Shore AA (prize); Tiffany Fnd. (medal); Springfield AC, 1930 (prize); Stockbridge, MA, 1932 (prize); CI, 1933-49; Worcester (MA) Art Mus., 1935 (solo); Galerie Andre Well, Paris, 1949 (solo); "Oriental Fragment," U.S. Govt. trav exh, Orient, 1950-52; "Fragment ó Man Weeps," U.S. Govt. trav religious exh, to Italy, France, Spain & Germany, 1958-61; Century Assn., 1969 (gold med. of honor). Other awards: Pulitzer Prize, Columbia Univ., 1926.

Member: Century Assn. (exhib. committee, 1970-); Rockport AA; Nat. Mural Soc. (dir., 1962-); Provincetown AA; Gloucester SA; North Shore AA; Castle Hill Foundation (dir., 1950-58); Audubon Artists (pres., 1971-72)

Work: NMAA; WMAA; Roosevelt Libr., Hyde Park, NY; FMA; WMA; CGA; AGAA; RISD; Smith Col.; Goodyear Coll.; Encyclopaedia Britannica; San Diego FAS; BMA; Smith Mus., Springfield, MA. Commissions: mural, "Three Centuries of New England History," USPO Springfield, Mass., 1938; portrait of Sara Delano Roosevelt for March-of-Dimes, Hyde Park Libr., 1942; mosaic mural, "After Chaos Came Order," Municipal Court House, NYC, 1961; "Pupil Learns from Past & Looks Toward The Future," P.S. 234, Brooklyn, 1964; "Mother and Child" (stained glass window), Allen Stevenson School, NYC, 1967.

Comments: Preferred media: oils, acrylics, bronze, marble. Positions: first vice-pres., Int. Assn. Plastic Arts, 1965-; first vice-pres., NAD, 1965-; dir., Abbey Foundation, 1966-. Publications: contrib., American Art Today, Nat. Art Soc., 1939; illustrator, Dante's The Divine Comedy, 1946 & contrib., Best of Art, 1948, Double-Day; contrib., Contemporary American Painting, Univ. Illinois Press, 1949; contrib., Expressionism in Art, Liveright, 1958. Teaching: instr. in painting & sculpture, dir., Worcester Art Mus. School, 1933-40; Romano School Art, Gloucester, MA, 1933-60; Romano School Art, New York, 1950-72.

Sources: WW73; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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