Skreczko, Henry (1906-?)
Henry Skreczko was born on October 23, 1906, in New York City. Soon after his birth his family moved to Shelton, Connecticut where he attended the local public schools. He studied at the Yale School of Fine Arts for four years. After graduating he assisted on several mural jobs in New York City under Griffith Bailey Cole, Leroy Daniel McMorris, Rambush Decorating, Macy’s Design Studio, and Gugler, the architect. Skreczko worked for the Public Works of Art Project and then for the WPA Federal Arts Project in 1936, completing twenty works. They were allocated to Shelton High School, Sterling Theatre, Manchester Board of Education, West Hartford Schools, Roosevelt School, and Shelton High School. He also took photos for the project and a cryptic note on his WPA work card states that “Photographs of Connecticut” were allocated to “Department of Contemporary Art in New York.” Skreczko’s date of death is unknown.
Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; WPA Biography.
Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Henry Skreczko:
|Purchase of Land:||oil|
|Curtain Retouching and Repairing:||watercolor|
|Mother with Child:||oil|
|Scene of Housatonic River:|
|The Old Crucible:|
|Kittens & Goldfish:|
|Legend of Indian Well:|
|Photographs of Connecticut:|