Peppino Mangravite
Young Man Who Went West
circa 1940

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Housed in a custom frame with all archival materials. Outer dimensions measure 22 x 26 inches; image size is 11 ¼ x 15 ¼ inches. Signed and titled in pencil.

About the artist:
After studies at the Scuola Tecnica and the Belle Arti in Carrera, Italy, Peppino Mangravite left his native country for the United States.

Once in America, Mangravite continued his studies at the Cooper Union Art School and the Art Student’s League in New York. He later returned to instruct at both schools. He also taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia University, the Avon School in Connecticut, Sarah Lawrence College, Ethical Culture School in Connecticut and served as Director of Art Education at Fielding School in Washington, DC.

It was teaching that brought Mangravite west to Colorado during 1937 and 1938 when he taught at the Broadmoor Art Academy (forerunner to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center) in Colorado Springs. He returned to the Broadmoor Academy during the summers of 1946 and 1947 when he served as the Acting Director. He also instructed at the Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs.

Mangravite contributed to several publications including Progressive Education, The Arts, and American Magazine of the Arts. He was member of the Board of Directors of the Artists Equity Association of New York City in the late 1940's and early 1950's.

Exhibited: Salons Of America, 1922-24; Sesqui-Centennial Expo Philadelphia, 1926 (Gold); Washington WCC; Society of Washington Artists, 1926-27; Society of Indianapolis Artists; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1929-31, 1936-54, 1962; Corcoran Gallery Biennials, 1930-53 (10 times); Art Institute of Chicago, 1930-49 (prize, 1942); Whitney Museum of American Art; Toledo Museum of Art; Cincinnati Art Museum; Carnegie Institute; Nebraska Art Association; Venice Biennale, Italy,1938; World’s Fair New York, 1939; Golden Date Exposition, San Francisco, 1939 (purchase prize); Woodmere Art Galley, 1943; Architecture League, New York, 1955 (silver medal for mosaic design); 48 solo exhibits in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Colorado, California, Frank Rehn Gallery, New York City, 1970s.

Works Held: Corcoran Gallery of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Phillips Memorial Gallery; Art Institute of Chicago; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Toledo Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; California Palace of the Legion of Honor; Cincinnati Art Museum; Encyclopedia Britannica Collection; Governor’s Mansion, Virgin Islands.

Murals Held: Federal Art Project of the Works Process Administration “History of Transportation” United States Post Office, Hempstead, New York, 1933; “Americas at Rest and Play” United States Post Office, Atlantic City, 1935;

Further Reading:

A Show of Color: 100 Years of Painting in the Pike’s Peak Region, Robert L. Shalkop, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1971.

John F. Carlson and Artists of the Broadmoor Academy, David Cook Fine Art, Denver, Colorado, 1999.

Pikes Peak Vision: The Broadmoor Art Academy, 1919-1945, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1989.

Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Vol. 2. Peter Hastings Falk, Georgia Kuchen and Veronica Roessler, eds., Sound View Press, Madison, Connecticut, 1999. 3 Vols.

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    22 in. H x 26 in. W x 0.8 in. D
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