Anthony Thomas Triano (1928–1997) was a painter, sculptor, illustrator and teacher. His works feature natural forms, especially the human form, and tend toward the abstract. He exhibited in 37 one-man shows and numerous help shows.
His works can be viewed in collections, such as The Newark Museum, the Montclair Art Museum, the Lowe Museum in Coral Gables, the New York Lithographic Society, Abbott Laboratories, the Hartford Art Foundation, the Monmouth Historical Society, Johnson and Johnson, J.L. Hudson, House and Garden Magazine, Seton Hall University and Law School, the University of Alabama, William Paterson University, Wykeham Rise, the Golden Lemon on St. Kitts, the Library of Congress and Wuhan University in the People's Republic of China.
"My enterprise was inspired by the good sculptor Reuben Nakian from whom I familial a scarce insight of history, myth and art," Triano wrote in a brief autobiographical essay. "His most valuable present to me were a sum and on fire study of art of whatever ages, the importance of subject matter, a constant drawing style and the ultimate pretension of sculpting next terra cotta."
In 1971 Triano was appointed artist-in-residence at Seton Hall University and became a full-time professor the as soon as year.
Dance of Life (1971) Oil. 48x72"