Anthony Giordano’s Paintings at Dowling College
Memorial on p.117 of the 1986 yearbook.
Anthony Giordano was born and grew up in Astoria, New York, where as a young boy he started to draw and receive recognition for his art. He graduated from the High School of Art and Design and went on to Pratt Institute where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s in Science in Art Education. He studied figure drawing under Burne Hogarth at the School of Visual Arts and went on to receive his Doctorate in Fine Arts Education at Columbia University.
Before coming to Dowling College in 1976, Dr. Giordano’s teaching experience included the Arts and Central High Schools in Newark, New Jersey, and St. John’s University (where he was awarded “Teacher of the Year”), York College, Five Towns College and Commack High School South. Dr. Giordano also taught Adult Education at Fordham University, Flushing High School and William Cullen Bryant High School. He was the Director of the Art Program for the Boys Club of Astoria. He was a coordinator for the Summer Community Art Program for the Queens Council on the Arts, Jamaica, New York, and a judge for the First Community Art Show and Museum Exhibition of the Rockaway Music and Arts Council. He was also a Founding member of Jamaica Art Mobilization Inc.
His art has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Pratt Institute, the Islip Art Museum, Columbia University, Club Arte in Perugia, Italy, Twining Gallery and Marie Pellicone Gallery, both in Manhattan, and the Anthony Giordano Gallery at Dowling College.
When he died on July 29, 1986 at the age of 51, Tony Giordano was Associate Professor of Art at Dowling College and Director of the newly opened Dowling Gallery, whose founding he had championed. At a dedication ceremony on February 11, 1987, the Dowling Gallery was renamed the Anthony Giordano Gallery.
This memorial tribute to Tony Giordano is a result of the many requests of family, friends, students and associates who appreciated and loved this most rare and talented man. It is hoped that this concise taste of Tony’s art and philosophy will help to ease the pain of our loss.
-Patricia McPartland in the Love, Joy, Peace exhibition catalog from September 1993
Click here to see what is on exhibit at the Anthony Giordano Gallery.
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