The Graphic Art of Robert Cimbalo

By Robert Cimbalo
Edited by Eugene Paul Nassar

Subjects: Art, Italian American Studies
Series: Eugene Paul Nassar Ethnic Heritage Studies Center
Imprint: Distribution Partners
Hardcover : 9780615411538, 104 pages, February 2013

Table of contents

1. Lithographs, Etchings, Woodcuts
2. Illustrations to Dylan Thomas’s “Under Milk Wood”
3. Illustrations to Dante’s “Inferno”
4. Illustrations in Fra Noi and other Magazines and Books

A selection of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and drawings by Robert Cimbalo.


Nationally celebrated as a painter and illustrator of scenes of Italian American life, Robert Cimbalo was known early in his career as "The Printmaker," and this book brings together a selection of his lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and drawings. Included here are illustrations for Dante's Inferno and Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood, as well as a variety of other works that range from domestic scenes of Italian American life to haunting explorations of the human condition.

A native of Utica, New York, Robert Cimbalo studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, under Fritz Eichenberg, Richard Lindner, and Philip Pearlstein, and in the studio of Roberto Bulla in Rome, Italy, where he met and worked alongside Giorgio de Chirico, Emilio Greco, and Renato Guttuso. After earning a master's in fine arts at Syracuse University, Cimbalo created a Graphic Arts Department at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, where he worked and taught for twelve years, and in 1980 he accepted a teaching position at Utica College (then a branch of Syracuse University). Eugene Paul Nassar is Professor Emeritus of English at Utica College.


"At turns muscular and sensitive, whimsical and brooding, the visual artistry of Robert Cimbalo reflects the effortless complexity of a master." — Fra Noi