In Focus Podcast
As told to us by his great nephew Boston Maki – aka: Mark Carvalho…
Welcome American Street Artist, Mark Carvalho aka Boston Maki who will share the life of his great-great-uncle, painter, and set designer, Nicholas Yellenti to In-Focus Podcast Number 100. Mark was our guest on Podcast Episode 77.
Nicholas Yellenti (1894 – 1991) was a New Bedford-based artist and graduated from the Swain School of Design (1918?) He went on to become a respected and notable painter and set designer in Broadway and Hollywood.
He later moved back to New Bedford to live with his sister and continued painting. Mark says, “My fondest memory of him was when he was in his 90s and I believe living in Melville towers. I remember him hunched over with a painting in the works of his view from an upper floor of the tower.”
“After my mother told him I was her little artist, he handed me a brush and had me apply paint to his canvas. This was a profound moment in my life and my memories. I continue to discover how prolific he was through inheriting his paintings from family members.”
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Listen in on the conversation as The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier delves more into his life, work, and future ambitions. This episode was recorded with Zoom post-pandemic in 2021.
We will soon begin to offer the option to our guests of recording their podcasts in our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place or via Zoom depending on the circumstances of the pandemic.
Although there seems to be an end in sight for the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will continue to podcast remotely, assisted by Zoom, to accommodate our guests’ schedules and to allow them to remain in the comfort of their homes.
HISTORIC ARTIST – NICHOLAS YELLENTI
Please contact Maki Mark Carvalho if you have more information on this historic Southcoast Massachusetts artist.
Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878
This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
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