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Anthony Triano collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0095
The Anthony Triano collection dates from 1971 to 1997 and documents the activities of artist and professor Anthony Triano during his tenure at Seton Hall University. The collection comprises correspondence, teaching and tenure materials, exhibition materials, sketches, clippings, and blueprints of Seton Hall buildings. This collection will prove valuable for researchers interested in the career of Anthony Triano, local New Jersey artists, and the history of fine arts instruction at Seton Hall University.

Dates

  • 1971 - 1997

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center and Seton Hall University, which reserves the right to limit access to or reproduction of these materials. Reproduction of materials or content is subject to United States copyright restrictions and may be subject to federal or state privacy regulations. Permission to publish exact reproductions must be obtained from the Director of the Archives and Special Collections Center.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet

Abstract

Anthony (Tony) Triano (1928-1997) was a famous New Jersey painter, sculptor, and illustrator. He was also an artist-in-residence and later tenured professor at Seton Hall University. The Anthony Triano collection dates from 1971 to 1997 and documents Triano's professional activities during his tenure at Seton Hall University. The collection includes correspondence, teaching and tenure materials, exhibition materials, sketches, clippings, and blueprints of Seton Hall buildings.

Biographical / Historical

Anthony (Tony) Triano (1928-1997) was a famous New Jersey painter, sculptor, and illustrator. He was also an artist-in-residence and later tenured professor at Seton Hall University. He exhibited his work in 37 one-man shows and numerous group shows.

Triano was born in 1928 and was raised in Kearny and North Artlington, New Jersey. As a child Triano was an avid illustrator, a hobby that he continued at age sixteen when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Triano was stationed in the South Pacific and continued to draw, finding his subject matter in the war. Upon the ending of the World War II, he enrolled at the Newark School of Fine Arts under the GI Bill of Rights in 1946. While at the Newark School of Fine Arts he became a friend and apprentice to famous sculptor Reuben Nakian. Nakian helped Triaino develop his own version of Abstract Expressionism.

In 1971 Triano was accepted to Seton Hall University as an artist-in-residence and one year later he became a full-time professor. Triano was an important influence on campus, showing and teaching love and appreciation for the arts. Despite not holding a Master’s Degree in an art-related field, Triano was awarded tenure in 1977.

Triano’s works are featured in public and private collections, including the Newark Museum, the Montclair Art Museum, the Johnson & Johnson, William Paterson University, and Seton Hall University, among many others.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by alphabetically by record type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection is the gift of Petra Chu to the Archives and Special Collections Center in 2014. Accession number 2014.0009.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Jacquelyn Deppe, 2015. Finding aid prepared by Jacquelyn Deppe, 2015.
Title
Anthony Triano collection, 1971-1997
Status
completed
Date
August 8, 2016

Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Contact:
Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US
973-761-9476