Angelo Carniel, 86, of Stroudsburg, died on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at The Chandler Estates, Inc. Plainfield Twp Indiana. He was born in Pen Argyl Pennsylvania on July 27, 1922, the son of the late John and Rosa Mattiuz Carniel. Mr. Carniel was a 1940 graduate of Pen Argyl High School. He served in the United States Air Corps during World War II. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 1948 from the Tyler School of Fine Arts of Temple University, a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1949, and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture in 1951 also from Temple University.
As a practicing artist, he worked as a scenic designer and technical director at the Cape May Playhouse, Cape May, New Jersey from 1949-1951. He taught courses in the Art of Film Technique at the City College of New York from 1952-1953 where he also wrote and produced a film on the under-painting techniques of the old masters, Venetian School. From 1953-1955 he worked in commercial art and did decorative work for the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, NJ as well as commissions in sculpture. In 1955 he began work for General Motors Styling in Warren, Michigan where he was head of clay modeling in the Cadillac Interior Design Studio along with sculptural designs of instrument panels, steering wheels, and interior trim for Cadillac models until 1962.
In 1962 he began a career in Education serving as Assistant Professor of Art at Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA until 1965. In 1965 he became an Associate Professor at East Stroudsburg University, and later a full Professor, until July 1984 when he retired from teaching. During his years at East Stroudsburg University he was selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Consortium for International Education in cooperation with the University of Salzburg, Austria teaching Art History courses for four summers. He created the Russell Everett Memorial Sculpture at East Stroudsburg University. He also taught at Lafayette College teaching sketching and rendering to engineers and at the Temple University Psychiatric Clinic teaching Art Therapy as a volunteer. He traveled to Europe frequently, visiting the major art centers and museums. He spent winters in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico for over twenty years visiting major museums and archaeological sites and attended the "Institute National of Bellas Artes."
Information provided by Ronald Wells