Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture

Charles Salerno

Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture
MacDowell Fellowships: 1948, 1949

Charles Robert Salerno (1916-1999) was an American Postwar & Contemporary sculptor known for abstract figurative mid-century modern sculptures. He worked mostly in marble.

He taught at Washington Irving High School in NY; Adelphi University in Long Island; City College of New York; and National Academy of Design, NY. He was a member of the National Sculpture Society, Audubon Artists, and National Academy of Design. He exhibited in the United States, France, Mexico, Spain & Belgium and at the Museum of Modern Art and New York World’s Fair. He won a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship for Sculpture, a Margaret Hirsch-Levine Prize in sculpture, a Roselle McKinney Prize, a Purchase Prize at Staten Island Museum, and an Audubon Artists Annual flying cross and air medal. His work is contained within the Anne SK Brown Military Collection of World War II Art at Brown University in RI.



Charles Salerno worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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