John (Giuseppe) Liello

Italian/American, 1892 - 1967


John (Giuseppe) Liello was born in Stromboli, Italy in 1882. Liello immigrated to New York City in 1900 and became an American citizen in 1919. Liello served in the Infantry during WWI. He studied at the Art Student’s League in New York City and went on to work as an artist at the famed J. Walter Thompson advertising agency in New York. In 1922, he embarked on a ‘grand tour’ visiting and painting throughout Europe and North Africa. Liello exhibited with the Society of Independent Artists and the Salons of America in New York City. Five works from his world tour were selected for exhibition at the Salons of American Art in New York in 1936. Liello died in Altamonte Springs, Florida in 1967 at the age of 75.

  • Duomo from S. Lorenzo, Firenze, 1923
    Charcoal on paper
    11 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated Liello 1923 upper right; titled lower left.

    #3095
  • Rue Tourbet-El-Bey, Tunis, 1923
    Charcoal on paper
    11 x 11 inches

    Signed and dated Liello 1923 lower right; titled lower left.

    #3094
  • Harbor Scene, 1923
    Charcoal on paper
    11 x 11 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated Liello 1923 lower right.

    #3103
  • Coastal Village, 1922
    Charcoal on paper
    10 x 15 inches

    Signed and dated Liello 1922 lower right.

    #3091
  • Isola, Stromboli, ca. 1923
    Charcoal on paper
    10 1/2 x 11 inches

    Signed Liello lower right.

    #3097
  • Untitled (Woman on Village Street), 1923
    Charcoal on paper
    10 1/4 x 11 inches

    Signed and dated Liello 1923 lower right.

    #3106
  • Untitled (Mediterranean Village), 1923
    Charcaol on paper
    10 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches

    Signed and dated Liello 1923 lower left.

    #3107
  • Untitled (Buvette), ca. 1922
    Lithograph on paper
    12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches

    Signed in pencil lower right

    #3089

John (Giuseppe) Liello was born in Stromboli, Italy in 1882. Liello immigrated to New York City in 1900 and became an American citizen in 1919. Liello served in the Infantry during WWI. He studied at the Art Student’s League in New York City and went on to work as an artist at the famed J. Walter Thompson advertising agency in New York. In 1922, he embarked on a ‘grand tour’ visiting and painting throughout Europe and North Africa. Liello exhibited with the Society of Independent Artists and the Salons of America in New York City. Five works from his world tour were selected for exhibition at the Salons of American Art in New York in 1936. Liello died in Altamonte Springs, Florida in 1967 at the age of 75.

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