By Corbino, Jon; Londraville, Richard; Londraville, Janis; Corbino, Jon
A biography of 1 of America's overlooked grand masters.
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Those who knew Corbino were sure the dog, his constant companion, received as good a meal as his owner. It was the beginning of his enduring love of animals. Often the people in his life did not receive the same devotion. In the fall, Corbino moved to 156th East 39th Street, and began an association with the Art Students League (15 West 57th Street) that would last for four decades. When he met framer and craftsman Ed Johns in a gallery near the league building, he found a new friend who soon began supplying him with leftover molding so that Jon could make frames for his paintings.
She looks more like a courtesan. ” There was a muttered reply. DuMond recognized that Corbino was fighting his own demons, and if this young painter chose his battles wisely, using that emotional energy as a direction rather than a distraction, he might make good art. It was best to leave him to work it out for himself, and so DuMond moved on to another student. When he glanced back a few minutes later, he saw a slash of red paint across the figure. Temper. Corbino was going to try his patience.
A slim, gentle, soft-spoken boy, immensely talented. We fellow students recognized that then” (CA). The school at first seems to have been an odd choice for Corbino because the student body was overwhelmingly made up of secular Jewish children. But the year that Corbino received one of two scholarships, another Italian boy, Francesco Gianninoto, won the other. Years later, Gianninoto’s firm developed the concept of “Elsie the Cow” for Borden’s dairy products. The Ethical Culture School was, once again, an alien world for Jon.