Raised in his father’s art studio in New York City, RON MINEO learned every aspect of the fine arts from a young age. He grew to understand the artistic process and that of teaching art, becoming an expert in the use of traditional sculptural materials. After studying as an apprentice under Boris Blai, founder of Tyler School of Art, and obtaining a permanent teaching certificate, he became director of his father’s art school, Art Life Studios, Inc.
While teaching at and running this art school for the next two decades, Mineo has continued to create his own works for commission, sale and public display. Several pieces are on a monumental scale and can be found locally at the Goldens Bridge Firehouse, the Port Chester Senior Center, the Rye YMCA, Katonah-Lewisboro Schools, Mellon/Putnam Firehouse in Port Chester, NY, the North Avenue Bridge Project in New Rochelle and the Emergency Services Headquarters in Carmel, NY.
Mineo’s love of learning, teaching and honing his own skill as an artist has brought him from New York City to the famed mountains of Carrara, Italy. Teaching marble carving in the studios of Tuscany, Ron has brought this expertise to the Center for the Arts classroom.
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