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An example of work by Anthony Sabatucci
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painter and long-time co-proprietor of the Green Tree Inn in Evesboro,
New Jersey, decorated with his brightly colored paintings, Anthony
Sabatucci was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Academy of Fine
Arts and Fleisher Academy, both in Philadelphia. Anthony Sabatucci was
a student and prodigy of Cesare Ricciardi. Cesare Ricciardi began his
formal art studies at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, before enrolling at
the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he received his most
influential training under the instruction of Thomas Anshutz, Cecilia
Beaux, Hugh Breckenridge, Robert Henri, and Leopold Seiffert. He later
traveled to Paris for further studies.
When Sabatucci was six years old, his
mother died, and his father married a woman only sixteen years old. She
soon became pregnant and the baby, a girl, died, and her loss and that
of her stepson created a permanent bond between them.
At a very
young age, he started violin lessons and later played in the
Haddonfield, New Jersey Symphony and the Germantown Symphony in
Philadelphia and occupied first chair in both groups.
to his step mother and following her wishes to open a restaurant of
their own, he dedicated his time and life to their mutual success. He
also took art lessons at the academies and private lessons from Cesare
Ricciardi. Anthony Sabatucci and Cesare Ricciardi would
accompany one another on paintings excursions where they developed a
very bonding friendship that would last their whole life through. The
teacher (Cesare Ricciardi) expressed to the student (Anthony Sabatucci)
that his ability as an artist had far exceeded his expectations of
him. At one point he (Cesare Ricciardi) commented "that Anthony
Sabatucci's imagination, ability and creativity as an artist would some
day be recognized as great works of art". Anthony Sabatucci also
studied at the Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts and was a member of
the Philadelphia Sketch Club along with studying under Cesare Ricciardi
for many years.
At one point he nearly married, but his
stepmother became so upset that he backed away from the union. He died
in a nursing home at age 81 (his stepmother lived to be 100) and with
the exception of a few paintings, his painting collection remained
Many of his paintings are landscapes, but his subjects
also include figures, portraits, and still lifes and range from snow
scenes, the skyline of Philadelphia, and a ticker-tape parade in New
York City. Occasionally he exhibited his work, but primarily it was a
form of recreation and relaxation, and often completed a painting in an
hour. One of his paintings was sold to Leopold Stokowski, conductor of
the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Many of Anthony Sabatucci’s artworks portray a specific and emotional time in his life.
the death of his biological mother at an early age and the dependence
upon his adoptive mother, it impacted him with such a force that he
began to portray his emotional feelings through his paintings which
manifested itself more through the years.
Anthony Sabatucci put his life into his artwork. He focused on the quality and creativity of his art work.
said he didn’t want his paintings to look like a decorated birthday
cake. He wanted to express his creativity and wanted to be a free
spirited painter. This was more evident in his later years.
the course of his career Anthony received many awards. Some of his
awards include: The prestigious Leonardo Da Vinci medal, The
Haddonfield Art Show, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, and many local
area showings where he typically won first or second place. His work
has also been shown at the Graphic Sketch club.
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