Luchetti, Gabriel (1918-1963)
All that we know about Gabriel Luchetti is that he was born in New Haven on January 8, 1918 to Nicola and Margaret Luchetti. He had two brothers and a sister. We know nothing about his early art career or his education. He worked on the Federal Art Project while he was part of the National Youth Administration. People from this program often assisted artists. The FAP newsletter, “Art in February,” states that Luchetti had left his job at the FAP to go to New York and take art lessons taught by an important figure drawing artist and teacher, Nicolaidos, at the Art Students’ League. The 1940 census shows him living at 75 Main St. In 1959, Luchetti was teaching art in his New Haven studio and served as a selection juror for the second annual exhibit of the Connecticut Classic Arts, Inc. Luchetti was President of the organization in 1960 and 1961. In the latter year, he was living in Hamden. He died in May 1963.
Sources: Social Security Death Index; FAP time card signed by Gabriel Luchetti; FAP Newsletter, “Art in February,” 1938; Hartford Courant articles: “Artists Invited to Enter Classic Arts Exhibition,” August 9, 1959; “Classics Arts Exhibit Scheduled at Fairfield,” July 24, 1960; “Classic Art Exhibition Is Today,” August 17, 1961; “Gabriel Luchetti in the 1940 Census,” Ancestry.com at http://www.ancestry.com?1940-census/usa/Connecticut/Gabriel-Lucheti_4s .
Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Gabriel Luchetti: