By Corbino, Jon; Londraville, Richard; Londraville, Janis; Corbino, Jon
A biography of 1 of America's overlooked grand masters.
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On her marriage license, Elaine listed her occupation as artist, but there are no known examples of her work. It is possible that she worked under another name, or that her works weren’t noted in public records. Estelle’s sister Florence documents what is known about the budding romance. She first mentions Corbino in a July 2, 1928 letter, when she places the two lovers and Elaine’s mother, Mollie Lee Leonard, at the Kelloggs’ rented summer cottage in a wooded setting at the top of a hill in Weston, Connecticut.
Although Salvatrice claimed that her son’s eyes had been damaged by an incorrect eyeglass prescription, he saw well enough with thick corrective lenses to pass the tests. A public school for gifted children, today Stuyvesant is still mandated to educate exceptional students. Almost from the moment Corbino walked through the doors, his goal was to become an artist. THE STUDENT In the autumn of 1917, Jon Corbino made a pilgrimage from Little Italy, through what is now called Noho and the East Village, into Stuyvesant Town, to the school at 225 East 23rd Street.
When the young man was on his own, there would be time enough for him to be rebellious. 1. Gaetano, Jon, and Salvatrice Corbino, circa 1930 (CA). FATHERS Frank DuMond was the third father figure in Corbino’s life and remained so for years. Corbino needed an appropriate model, and although his grandfather had provided that when he was a young boy in Sicily, Gaetano’s example was hardly positive. His son became aware at a young age that no one would finally take care of him. There was little time to be a child.