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Ralph Fasanella

 (1914 - 1997)
Ralph Fasanella was active/lived in New York.  Ralph Fasanella is known for working class social issues, caligraphy.

Biography   Ralph Fasanella


FASANELLA, RALPH (1914-97) was a self-taught painter who created large, colorful and intricate paintings of working-class culture and American politics from 1945 until his death in 1997.

Fasanella had an artistic vision born of a working life. A child of Italian immigrants, he spent his youth delivering ice with his father and enduring the harsh regimen of a Catholic reform school. During the Great Depression, Fasanella worked in garment factories and as a truck driver.

From his mother—a literate, sensitive, and progressive woman, Fasanella acquired a social conscience. Through her influence he became active in antifascist and trade union causes. Fasanella's political beliefs were radicalized by the Depression. His an   ...  Displaying 750 of 3795 characters.

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Street of Dreams (Broadway and Times Square)
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