Angeletti, Nicholas

Angeletti, Nicholas (1900-1946)

Nicholas Angeletti was born in Salandro, Italy on May 16, 1900. He came to Connecticut in 1901 and attended an evening high school for two years. He also worked in a factory and then sold meat. From 1919-1925 he studied art at the Connecticut Art Students League in Hartford, and he studied with Guy Wiggins, a prominent Lyme painter, for two summers. He was a member of the Association of Connecticut Artists. Angeletti has the distinction of being one of the painters of the larger-than-life figurines used in the Nativity Scene, a WPA Federal Arts Project that opened in Hartford in 1938. All told, he painted 22 figures for the Nativity Scene and 21 easel paintings for the WPA. On his work card, two oil paintings are marked as “missing.” In August 1939 a buyer purchased a painting, and the work card notes that it is “to be replaced.” The WPA allocated nine of his completed easel paintings to the [Hartford] Children’s Museum, Elmwood Community School in West Hartford, Norwich State Hospital, Laurel Heights Sanatorium, the Undercliff Sanatorium, and the New Haven Public Library. Angeletti died in early January 1946 and is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery in Hartford, Connecticut.

Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; WPA Biography

Nicholas Angeletti

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Nicholas Angeletti:

Connecticut Homestead: oil
Colonial House: oil
The Rider: oil
House on the Hill: oil
Bright Autumn: oil
Country Road: oil
Desert Skies: oil
Canyon Dechelly: oil
Santa Rita Ranges: oil
Side Road: oil
Barn on the Hill: oil
Early Spring Morning: oil
June: oil
Cottage by the Side Road: oil
Still Life- Poppies: oil
Still Life- Flowers: oil
Still Life- Peaches and Wine: oil
Zinnias: oil
Apples and Begonia Plant: oil
Japanese House Case: oil on wood
Winding Road: oil
Shadows and Sunlight: oil
On the River: oil
Flood Waters: oil
Nativity Set: oil
Nature’s Festival: oil
When Day’s End Comes: oil
October Afternoon: oil
Yellow Barn, Bloomfield: oil
The White House-Andover: oil
Blue Hills: oil
Shack by the Sea: oil
When Day Comes to End: oil
Still Life- Plant: oil
Rocky Slopes- Lyme, Conn.: oil
Summer: oil
Marigolds: oil
Still Life: oil
Angeletti, Nicholas