An Italian Harlem Notable: Anthony Ravielli- Renowned Illustrator.

Italian Harlem

Anthony (Tony) Ravielli (1 Jul 1916–9 Jan 1997) was born in Italian Harlem. He attended the Textile High School, taught himself anatomy by volunteering at the Bellvue Hospital morgue, and later studied at the Cooper Union and Art Students League. He began his career as a portrait painter, went into advertising, and by the early 1950s had become an author and freelance illustrator. By this time he had mastered what would become his signature medium–the scratchboard (or scraperboard, if your British). His spare, elegant, and remarkably accurate illustrations still stand today as some of the best examples of the medium.

ImageBut Ravielli would be forever linked with golf, a sport especially in need of instruction. In 1957 Hogan approached Ravielli to illustrate a five part series titled the “The Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf.” The result, which was quickly turned into a book, would become, perhaps, the most…

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One Comment on “An Italian Harlem Notable: Anthony Ravielli- Renowned Illustrator.”

  1. Frank budano says:

    Angela there was a site that showed all the old football teams that ponzo coached from 116th Steet.The name of both teams were call the Lady of Mount Caramel there was a younger and older team that mention names of player on the teams it was a site that disappeared don’t see it anymore I’m just wondering whatever happened to that site.Both teams went undefeated and unscore upon.PAL League I believe


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