Charles Robert Salerno (1916-1999)


Charles Robert Salerno (1916-1999)
American Mid-century Modernist sculptor and instructor ;
Charles Salerno ; Charles R. Salerno ; C.R. Salerno ; C. R. Salerno ;
[Born August 21, 1916 Brooklyn, NY – died November 2, 1999 in Melbourne, Micco, FL]


FAD record control number: 54294 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Charles Robert Salerno (1916-1999) biography:

Birth: August 21, 1916 Brooklyn, NY ;
Death: November 2, 1999 in Melbourne, Micco, FL ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
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Known for: Marble abstract figurative mid-century modern sculptures ;
Medium: Marble ;
Technique: Sculpture ;
Subjects: Figures ; people ;

Areas: Brooklyn, NY ; New York, NY ; Melbourne, Micco, FL (1980-1999) ;
Region: North East ; South East ;
Lived: Brooklyn, NY ; New York, NY ; Melbourne, Micco, FL (1980-1999) ;
Father: Rocco “Robert” Salerno (1889-1980) ;
Mother: Mary J (Accunzo) Salerno (1896-1932) ;
Spouse: Frances Salerno (?-?), wife ;
Children: Lucia (Salerno) Lillien (?-?), daughter ; Franklin Salerno (?-?), son ;

Work: Monograph of his sculpture (1965) ; Outfit magazine, art director ;

Taught: Washington Irving High School, New York, NY, art instructor ; Adelphi University, Long Island, NY ; City College of New York, New York, NY ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY ;

Member: National Sculpture Society, New York, NY ; Audubon Artists, New York, NY ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY ;
Exhibited with: United States, France, Mexico, Spain & Belgium ; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY ; New York World’s Fair, New York, NY ;
Awards: Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship for Sculpture ; MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH ; Margaret Hirsch-Levine Prize in sculpture ; Roselle McKinney Prize
Purchase Prize at Staten Island Museum ; Audubon Artists Annual ; flying cross and air medal ;

Milestones: Contained within the Anne SK Brown Military Collection of World War II Art at Brown University in RI ;



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October 20, 2019

Last updated: October 20, 2019 at 18:22 pm

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