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 Daniel Ralph Celentano  (1902 - 1980)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: ethnic genre, mural, landscape

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Daniel Celentano at the age of twelve was Thomas Hart Benton's first and youngest student.  Celentano often focused on the Italian neighborhood of New York City where he was born and raised as the subject matter of his drawings, paintings and murals.

He enjoyed an active career, exhibiting at all the major museums as an accomplished American Scene painter during the WPA and WWII era.  His first one-man show was held in 1939 at the Walker Art Galleries.  the start of WWII, Celentano went to work at the Grumman Aircraft Plant, where he executed a mural on The Story of Flight.


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Thomas Hart Benton, 1914 (at age 12)
Cape Cod School of Art with Charles Hawthorne, 1918
New York School of Fine And Applied Art with Howard Giles
National Academy of Design
Parsons School of Design
Ivan Olinsky

Exhibitions and Awards:
Alfred Stieglitz's Opportunity Gallery, New York City, 1930
American Museum of Natural History, New York City, 1933
Nassau County Art League, 1934 (prize)
Brooklyn Museum, 1935
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1936-42
Art Institute of Chicago, 1936-38, 1942
Carnegie Institute, 1936-37, 1943
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1937, 1939
Detroit Institute of Art, 1937
Syracuse University, 1937
Dayton Art Institute, 1939
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1937, 1940-41
Golden Gate Exposition, San Francisco, 1939
Walker Art Center, 1936-37, 1938 (solo), 1939
Ferargil Gallery, 1935, 1939 (solo)
Parsons School of Design (New York City WPA Art), 1977
Hofstra University, 1978
Boston University, 1983
Rhode Island School of Design, 1991

Whitney Museum of American Art
National Museum of American Art
High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
Murals: Cradle of Aviation Museum (Grunman Aircraft Mural), 1940s; Flushing (New York) Library, 1936; P.S. No.150, Sunnyside, Long Island, New York; U.S. post office Vadalia, Georgia, 1938

Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor), Who Was Who in American Art

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