Salvatore Del Deo: A Storied History

August 24, 2017

Public Reception on August 31, 2017   5:30 - 7 pm

at Cape Cod Museum of Art


Exhibition Runs August 24 – October 22, 2017

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17 year-old Salvatore Del Deo, whose parents had emigrated from Italy to Providence, R.I., arrived in Provincetown in 1945 with a dream to be an artist.  72 years later, this exhibition at Cape Cod Museum of Art (CCMoA) shows how he successfully realized that dream with a lifetime in painting.  In this show, a variety of Del Deo’s styles reflect his vision of the Provincetown landscape, his love for his parent’s homeland in Italy, and the social influences that shaped his life.


Del Deo has been honored with the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s MUSE Award for outstanding contributions to the artistic community this year.  “As he has spent much of his career honoring the lives of others, the museum is privileged to have this opportunity to pay tribute to his remarkable life and continuing creative endeavors through this exhibit,” said Edith (Deede) Tonelli, director of CCMoA.


Del Deo was an initial supporter of the founding of CCMoA with Harry Holl in the 1980’s and has continued his passionate support of the museum and many other cultural organizations on the Cape.


A student of Provincetown impressionist Henry Hensche, Del Deo’s plein air paintings capture the light, water, and sky with a rich color palette.  In a style that ranges from the realistic to the abstract, Del Deo has painted all the familiar scenes of his life at land's end – f