Salvatore Aucello papers, 1941-1959

Aucello, Salvatore L., b. 1903
Painter, Sculptor, Ceramicist, Lithographer
Active in Chicago, Ill.; Chappequa, N.Y.

Collection size: 36 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: 31 preliminary sketches for a mural in the Chrylser Building, New York City, mostly gesture drawings of laborers. Sketches are on 29 sheets (27.7 x 21.4 cm.) charcoal & pencil on paper; 16 are signed in ink: "SA." Also included are 17 photographs of Aucello, a resume, an exhibition catalog, 1941, a reproduction of a mural by Aucello in P.S. 150, Bronx, New York, and other printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: Mural painter; New York State. Studied at the National Academy of Design. Project planner for the Public Works of Art Project. Also executed murals in ceramic tile and mosaic.

Donated 1961 by Salvatore Aucello.

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