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Nicolas Carone
Born 1917 (approximately age 92)
New York
Occupation Abstract Expressionist Painter and Sculptor

Nicolas Carone 1917 belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized across the Atlantic, including Paris. New York School Abstract Expressionism, represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, Franz Kline Conrad Marca-Relli and others became a leading art movement of the postwar era.


Nicolas Carone is an Italian-American Painter and Sculptor born June 4, 1917 in New York City and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey.

He began formal art studies at the age of eleven. He studied at the National Academy of Design under Leon Kroll, Art Students League of New York, Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, and the Rome Academy of Fine Arts. In 1941 he won the Prix de Rome and in 1949 a Fulbright Fellowship.

He participated in the 9th Street Art Exhibition in 1951 and along with other first generation abstract expressionists, he showed his work at the Stable Gallery[1]. Carone was a part of the Abstract Expressionist movement, which relied heavily on Surrealism, poetry and interpretations of Jungian psychology. He was a good friend of the much-lauded American painter, Jackson Pollock and was interviewed by authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith for their biography, "Jackson Pollock: An American Saga."

Nicolas Carone's work is in the collections of museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. The most recent exhibit of his work was at the Washburn Gallery in New York City from April 24 to June 13, 2008.

Carone has taught at universities including Yale University, Columbia University, Brandeis University, Cornell University, Cooper Union, School of Visual Arts, and Skowhegan School. He was a founding faculty member of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture]], where he taught for 25 years.


  1. ^ New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists, (New York School Press, 2000.) ISBN 0-9677994-0-6, pp.16, 19

External links

Smithsonian Archive Interview [1]
Nicolas Carone on ArtNet [2]
New York Studio School [3]



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