Everyday Heroes: Ralph Fasanella’s Paintings of American Life

Dress Shop, 1972. By Ralph Fasanella. Oil on canvas. H: 45” x W: 92”. N0003.1983. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York. Photograph by Richard Walker.

April 1–May 26, 2014

Fasanella’s folk art paintings portray the people and places he observed while growing up in New York City. These intricate and colorful paintings from the Fenimore’s collection range from portrayals of monumental events in our country’s history to detailed observations of America’s working-class.