Celentano, at the age of 12, was Thomas Hart Benton’s first and youngest student. He attended Parson’s School of Design and the National Academy of Design, both in New York. His work often focused on East Harlem, as the subject matter of his drawings, paintings and murals. He was born and raised in the predominantly Italian neighborhood known as East Harlem. He exhibited at many of the major museums as an accomplished American Scene painter during the WPA and WWII era.
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A Rainy Day in Vintage East Harlem-Another Great Find! A window into East Harlem history, through vintage photos.Posted: June 26, 2013
Photo source: NYPL Digital Gallery
This photo is one of many, digitized by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. It is part of Leonard Covello’s archive. The building’s address is 233 East 114th Street. The date this photo was taken was December 10th, 1948.
Photo Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
From 1950 to 1966, my family lived across the street, on East 118.
East Harlem, July 9, 1915.