Scarrozzo, Joseph

Scarrozzo, Joseph (1916-?)

Joseph Scarrozzo studied art under Sanford Low at the Art League of New Britain, Connecticut. Low and Walter Korder suggested that Scarrozzo join the WPA Federal Arts Project. He completed four watercolor works and one mural entitled, Early Life of Nathan Hale, which is installed at the Nathan Hale Junior High School in New Britain. Later he worked for the Stanley Works in New Britain: his art appears in the company’s old publications. He was a member and an officer of the Connecticut Water Color Society, and he exhibited his works locally. Scarrozzo was born in 1916. His date of death is unknown.

Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; WPA Allocation Card; “Avery’s Art Show Called Series’ Best,” Hartford Courant, November 4, 1942; “Bleak Month Finds Colorful Art Display,” Hartford Courant,” November 4, 1963; “Selection Panel Sought for Special Art Show,”Hartford Courant, August 11, 1964; “Three Artists Take Tops in Exhibits,” Hartford Courant, October 6, 1964; Photo Stand-alone 10 [group photograph with Scarrozzo in it], Hartford Courant, October 16, 1964; “Artist Displays Various Media In Bridgeport,” Hartford Courant, December 23, 1972; “Art/Watercolor Show, Part II,” Hartford Courant, April 23, 1978; “Art/A Range of Watercolors at Atheneum,”Hartford Courant, October 29, 1978; “Art/New Haven,” New York Times, December 9, 1989; Lois Blonstrann, “The Great Depression, the W.P.A., and the F. A. P. (Federal Arts Project),” New Britain Industrial Museum Quarterly, Vol. IX, Issue 2 athttp://www.wpamurals.com/newbritn.pdf; “Rutkoski’s New Mural,” WPA Federal Arts Project Newsletter August (year unknown.)

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Joseph Scarrozzo:

Wind Bloweth #1: watercolor
Wind Bloweth #1: watercolor
Smoke: watercolor
City Lights: watercolor
Early Life of Nathan Hale: oil on canvas
Scarrozzo, Joseph