Violent but Tethered
Oil on fabric, 6 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches
Signed and dated at lower right: “(c) M [flower] F 48”
Label on backing: (in pencil) “VIOLENT BUT TETHERED – 165.00/M. FIORIGLIO, LEVITTOWN, PA,/OIL MIXED MED. ON CLOTH”
About the Artist
Born in Philadelphia, Michael Fioriglio attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1934 where he studied under Hugh Breckenridge, among others. He exhibited one painting at the Academy in 1939 entitled Springtime Notes which is currently in their collection. That same year he listed the Works Progress Administration in Philadelphia as his employer on his Selective Service Registration card. He served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1945 where he was listed as “Artist & Draftsman” in the 30th Naval Construction Battalion (“The SeaBees”).