Oral History Archive

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Courtney King
Jamaican-born artist and Coney Island resident
Patricia Casola
Daughter of Coney Island artist, banner painter and Cyclops creator Dan Casola
Wesley Casola
Son of Coney Island artist, banner painter and Cyclops creator Dan Casola
Ronald Wimberly
Storyteller, cartoonist and designer whose graphic novel Prince of Cats is partly set in 1980's Coney Island
Johanna Gargiulo Sherman
Artist and Coney Island resident recalls growing up on Mermaid Avenue above Carolina Restaurant
Eric K. Washington
Historian delves into the life of E.J. Perry, African-American silhouette artist at Luna Park
Sarah Beetson
UK illustrator based in Australia who created her own summer-long artist residency in Coney Island
Slava Polishchuk
Russian-born artist preserves the past as book and paper conservator at Brooklyn College Library
Hector George Wallace
An immigrant sign painter recounts his journey from Jamaica and the UK to Coney Island.
Takeshi Yamada
Osaka-born artist creates sideshow curiosities in his Coney Island home
Marie Roberts
A painter with a Coney Island legacy
Philomena Marano
Artist and co-founder of Coney Island Hysterical Society
Daniel Blake (Africasso)
Artist and Champion Break-Dancer
Lily Binder
Artist and photographer