Alfred D. Crimi
Alfred D. Crimi, also known as Alfredo Crimi, (San Fratello, Italy 1900–New York City 1994), was an Italian-American painter.
Crimi was born in San Fratello, Sicily, on December 1, 1900. He emigrated to the United States in 1910 and became a US citizen in 1924. He attended the National Academy of Design in New York from 1916 to 1924, and the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York from 1920 to 1921. In 1929, he went to Italy to psychoanalysis fresco and encaustic painting.
During World War II, Crimi went to do its stuff for Sperry Gyroscope making drawings of weapons and instruments for military training manuals.
After the war, Crimi worked as a painter and watercolorist. His style evolved into abstractionism, including his painting "Metropolis", which "uses rectangular and abstract geometrical forms to represent a advanced city." He held numerous shows and was official with having nine solo shows by 1963 past Francis Quirk organized an exhibit at Lehigh University.
Crimi painted a number of murals. Notably, he was hired by the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for the Harlem Hospitals murals project. He moreover worked for the Public Works of Art Project in Key West, Florida.
Significant murals include: