Long Shadows "Emerald Necklace by Artist Frank CorsoJTG #:
24" X 18" Unframed
31" X 26" Gold leaf framed
Frank Corso was born in Syracuse New York. Taking a keen interest in art at a very early age, he was inspired to draw and paint the landscape of the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York . He had the opportunity to have very fine Art teachers in high school who also happen to be fine painters (George Benedict and Nick Todisco), and through their influence began to polish his painting style from an early age. After attending Onondaga Community College for architecture. and realizing that the rigid structure of Architecture was not for him, he began elective courses in Fine Arts at Syracuse University, and here for the first time began to study abstract painting and design with professors like Frank Goodnow and others to broaden the horizons of painting. It was here where he also began working with etching and lithograph printmaking. Never losing sight of traditional landscape painting, he then began to focus more on an Art career and began private study in portrait and figure painting with Austrian born portrait painter, Robert Hoffmann. Here he was able to hone in on the discipline of technique and begin to study portrait painting from a professional Artist, learning painting technique impossible to find in traditional schools.This association lasted for over eleven years. He then began to travel and paint extensively around the country and eventually to Europe, focusing his attention on Italy. As time went on he continued study with other portrait painters such as Daniel Greene of New York and Jack Callahan of Rockport, building on the foundation he gained with Robert Hoffmann and feeling that the way to gain knowledge of landscape painting was through portrait painters, which he could then apply to landscape painting, enabling him to forge his own style.