Oral History Archive

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Leonid Alaverdov
Tapestry artist and Coney Island resident whose work is inspired by his native Baku and New York City
Richard Glazer-Danay
Artist who grew up in Coney Island and whose artwork celebrates his Mohawk iron worker ancestry
Frederick Brosen
Artist whose watercolors of the Astroland Rocket and Wonder Wheel sign are emblematic of Coney Island
Lu Zhao
Calligrapher recounts his artistic journey from China's Guangdong Province to Brooklyn's Bensonhurst
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
Memories of growing up a block from the ocean and being head of Lincoln High School's Art Squad
Xin Song
Artist who used traditional Chinese paper cutting to create public art in Bay Parkway subway station
George Ancona
The art of growing up Mexican American in Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s
Yi Xin Tong (in English)
Living in Gravesend, artist from China's Mount Lushan feels closest to home at Coney Island Creek
Yi Xin Tong (in Chinese)
Living in Gravesend, artist from China's Mount Lushan feels closest to home at Coney Island Creek
Lisa Marie Pompilio
Horses, hot type, tattoos, sideshows, and graphic design
Hawley Hussey
Sea Gate artist, writer, educator and year-round swimmer
Stephen Gaffney
Artist and educator who restored the old signs and painted new ones for Paul's Daughter
Sam Moses
Sign-painting legend, musician and Sea Gate resident
Chris "Daze" Ellis
Artist whose Coney Island-themed work includes solo and community murals at Coney Art Walls
Lola Glass (Lola the Illustrator)
A nine-year-old artist whose favorite place is Coney Island paints a mural at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park
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