Family Has Art History; Yulee: Father, Son Teach Sculpture at Nassau Institute
Hart, Amelia A., The Florida Times Union
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer
Sculptor Dante V. de Florio Sr. still remembers the silent westerns that inspired him to draw cowboys and horses when he was a little boy in the medieval town of Maddaloni, Italy.
"Tom Mix. William Hart. That's what I used to draw," de Florio said.
From those humble beginnings, de Florio went on to become a noted sculptor with works included in collections around the world, including Tokyo, Switzerland, Italy and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.
Now, de Florio and his son, Dante de Florio Jr., known as Danny, an art conservator and a talented artist in his own right, are sharing their talents with Nassau County artists.
This spring the soft-spoken de Florios, who both have an old-world charm about them, will teach another edition of their popular sculpture class offered through the Nassau Institute for Community …
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Publication information: Article title: Family Has Art History; Yulee: Father, Son Teach Sculpture at Nassau Institute. Contributors: Hart, Amelia A. - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: December 28, 2002. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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