Lauretano, Michael

Lauretano, Michael (?)

Michael Lauretano began his work for the WPA Federal Arts Project on August 4, 1938. Most of his work under the project was done for the Index of American Art, and one of his plates for the Index appears in the 1950 book The Index of American Design. He completed a total of 13 plates for the Index. Laurentano also painted a design for the seal of the City of Middletown, Connecticut, that hung directly over the mayor’s desk in the Council Chamber of the City Hall. His dates of birth and death are unknown. 


Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; WPA Federal Arts Project Newsletter, August 1938; Erwin O. Christensen, The Index of American Design (1950), pp. 185, 207.

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Michael Lauretano:

City of Middletown Seal: oil
Band Box: watercolor
Wall: watercolor
Wall: watercolor
Wall: watercolor
Wall: watercolor
Wall: watercolor
Floor: watercolor
Wall: watercolor
Wall: watercolor
Wall: watercolor
Wall: watercolor
Wall: watercolor
Lauretano, Michae