(early 20th century)
Nicola Conigliaro was active/lived in Wisconsin. Nicola Conigliaro is known for circus genre and portrait painting, art educator.
Biography Nicola Conigliaro
Italian-American artist Nicola Conigliaro was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Giuseppe Conigliaro, immigrants from Sicily. Following five years
as a professional football player and service as a U.S. Marine during
World War II, Conigliaro studied at the Layton School of Art,
Milwaukee, where he graduated in 1949. A year later he
established the Open Studio in Milwaukee, where he conducted classes
and established exhibitions twice a year.
Conigliaro did everything himself, from erecting a platform for the
model, to building the easels and chairs for the students. The Open
Studio grew "to become a kind of clearing house for the younger
Milwaukee artists . . . and Nic has become a recognized promoter of
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