Frank Argento paintings
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of nine oil paintings by Rochester Institute of Technology artist and professor Frank Argento. The painting are portraits of Susan B. Anthony, John Bausch, William Burroughs, Chester Carlson, Fredrick Douglass, George Eastman, Frank Gannett, Kate Gleason, and B. Thomas Golisano. The series is called Portraits of Rochester, New York Innovators. The artist states that he was "Working from old photographs and writings about their lives, I dramatized my subjects' inner personality, their pensiveness, pride and accomplishments."
- Argento, Frank (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Frank Argento is an award winning artist who was born and raised in Rochester. Argento began his art career while attending Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Fine Art. A multidimensional artist, working in film, television, advertising and design, Argento held an associate professorship in the Department of Visual Communications at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf/RIT. He is now Associate Professor Emeritus.
His creativity and talent have earned him more than a dozen awards for excellence in art and design. As a teacher, he shares his passion and enthusiasm for design, photography, and illustration with his students.
18 Linear Feet (9 framed paintings)
Nine oil painted portraits of noted Rochesterarians.
On loan at the Center for Urban Entrepenuership (Downtown)
RIT Art Collections
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to RIT Archives by Frank Argento in March 2015. Accession number(s): 2015:038
All paintings in the collection measure 24 x 36 inches.
Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in July 2015.
- Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell)
- Art in universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Bausch, John
- Burroughs, WIlliam
- Carlson, Chester Floyd
- Douglass, Frederick
- Eastman, George
- Gannett, Frank E. (Frank Ernest)
- Gleason, Kate
- Golisano, B. Thomas
- Oil paintings (visual works)
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Art collections
- Frank Argento paintings
- RIT Art Collection
- Lisa Witt
- 22 April 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note