Anne Corrado

Anne Corrado, born in Belmont, New York, in the early1900's, grew up to be an artist, musician, and poet. Graduated from Fredonia State University College with a degree in music, she taught in the Angelica School District, before moving to New York Ctiy, where her talents blossomed.

She served as organist and choral director at the Church of St. Joseph in Yorkville, the music director of the Kolping Mixed Chorus and Laetare Singers, the National President of The Composers, Authors, and Artists of America, Inc., and the piano competition chairwoman of The National Society of Arts and Letters.

In the early 1940's her painting career began to escalate. Through several one-woman shows, and gallery representation, her award-winning classic "colorist" oil paintings became a part of private collections through the United States and Europe. Mrs. Corrado, the widow of the late Alfred Corrado, a French Horn musician with the NBC Symphony under Toscanini, has received numerous awards for her creative accomplishments.

The most cherished of these awards was the Outstanding Achievement Award presented in 1983 by the Fredonia State University Alumni Associaton "in recognition of distinguished personal achievement and generous service to society."
Whether in music composition, performance, poetry, or her paintings, Anne Corrado's work expresses a richness of power, strength, and passion that embraces a gracious and warm philosophy of life.

The Fountain Arts Center is pleased to house a collection of her work in the very building that her uncle Felix Serio owned for more than five decades in the heart of Belmont.