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New in Our Lobby Display: the Artwork of Frank E. Zuccarelli

“Old Man of the Sea”, 1969.

Our lobby display currently features the artwork of Frank E. Zuccarelli (1922 – 2012). Frank was a Somerset resident from 1961 until his passing in 2012. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II, and was eventually named the official artist for the U.S. Navy from 1968 until 1981. His career is filled with other monumental achievements: he was named Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America, he was commissioned to paint the Apollo-Soyuz splashdown, and was even mentioned in the W. Somerset Maugham novel the Razor’s Edge. In addition to these extraordinary accolades, Frank is a descendent of the famed Italian Rococo painter Francisco Zuccarelli.

Here are the paintings featured in the display:

Stop by our lobby display (immediately on the right as soon as you enter the Main Branch) to see the work of a truly legendary Somerset artist!

For more information on Frank’s incredible career in the art world, please contact his niece, Roslyn Zuccarelli Gerken, at

Thanks for reading!
-George, FTPL

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