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ARMONDO DELLASANTA was born of immigrant parents on September 24, 1916 in Binghamton, New York. He grew up on Clinton Street, a neighborhood of small shops and constant activity.

He as self-taught and said he had been painting “ever since he could remember.” He educated himself from the vast personal art library which he started to build in the 1930s. Books on French and American Impressionists and the Ashcan School lined one wall of his studio.

In 1940, Dellasanta joined the army infantry and was later shipped to Europe. While stationed in Germany and France, where he earned a bronze star, he made a series of pencil sketches of buildings, scenery and his fellow soldiers. Several paintings of these scenes were completed when he returned home.

Dellasanta’s subjects were drawn from his visits to New York City, his hometown Binghamton and from guard duty in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. Painted from photographs he took during the 40s, 50s, and 60s, they reflect the influence of the Ashcan School as they depict scenes of everyday life and often capture places that no longer exist.

His scenes are lively and colorful. Dellasanta used customized palette knives and his distinctive impasto technique to create a vibrant colorful sense of energy. He has been referred to as “Binghamton’s Van Gogh” and an “urban Monet.”

Armondo Dellasanta died at age 94 on December 21, 2010.

The Binghamton Room Collection
The Manhattan Room Collection
The Venetian Room Collection
The Monastery Room Collection

The Binghamton Room Collection

1. Court Street 1963

2. Alley behind Colliers Paint Store & Police Station 1966

3. Wall Street and Clinton Street Bridge 1961

4. Chenango Street 1962 — Little Venice’s 2nd location depicted

5. Court Street 1964

6. Erie Lackawanna Train Stations 1966

7. Henry Street 1964

8. Front Street & Main Street 1964

9. Christ Church 1966

10. Corner of Washington & Court Streets 1965

11. Court House 1973

12. Henry Street First Presbyterian Church 1965

13. Chenango Street & Henry Street 1964

14. Along Wall Street by Clinton Street Bridge 1961

15. Court Street Bridge Looking South 1963

16. Henry Street 1966

17. Gas Tank off Robinson Street 1972

18. Corner of Chenango & Henry Streets

19. Lackawanna Rail State Street 1972

20. Court House Square & City Hall 1964

The Manhattan Room Collection

1. Cafe de Paix Hotel Saint Mortiz 1963

2. East River 1971

3. Down by Battery Park 1970

4. Staten Island Ferry 1960

5. Washington Square 1970

6. By Union Square 1969

7. Behind Fulton Fish Market 1969

8. Washington Square 1964

9. Battery Park 1966

10. 5th Avenue Plaza Park Netherland Hotel 1968

11. Cafe de paix hotel saint moritz 1963

12. Plaza Hotel & Plaza Park 1965

13. Sixth Avenue 1965

14. Piccadilly Hotel 1982

15. Washington Square 1969

16. Brooklyn Bridge 1982

17. By Union Square 1965

The Binghamton Room Collection
The Manhattan Room Collection
The Venetian Room Collection
The Monastery Room Collection

The Venetian Room Collection

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The Manhattan Room Collection

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