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Daniel Ralph Celentano
FLIGHT American Futurism Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Oil Painting Realism

c. 1940s

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FLIGHT American Futurism Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Oil Painting Realism Daniel Celentano (1902-1980) "Flight," 26 x 26 inches. Oil on canvas, c. 1940s. Signed lower right. Original frame. This painting was purchased from the former owner's father after WWII from his neighbor who worked at the Grumman Aircraft Plant. It has been in her family since the 40s. Daniel Celentano (American 1902 – 1980) 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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