Romano, Arched Passages, 1993. Acrylic on canvas.
Born in 1922 in Palisades, New Jersey.
After moving out of New York City in the 1950s with her husband and two
children, Clare Romano felt cut off from the art world. She was able to
continue her work through self-discipline and a cooperative husband who
shared childrearing and housekeeping. Eventually Romano received a Fulbright
grant to study in Florence, Italy. The Italian cultural emphasis on architecture
and color in daily life can be seen in Arched Passages.
Romano's role in the feminist movement has been to encourage young female
art students. As an art educator for many years, she has tried to inspire
young women to take on the challenges she faced--knowing the possible
rewards of self-fulfillment.