Nicholas Santoleri. (1957- ) "La Salle University, College Hall."
2005. 12 3/4 x 20. Limited edition giclee print on fine art paper. Signed and dated in image. Pencil signed and numbered in margin. 446/950. Very good condition. Matted for framing.
A handsome and detailed view of College Hall at La Salle University in the Olney section of Philadelphia. La Salle College was founded in 1863 by the Christian Brothers to offer post-secondary education and opportunity to young catholic men, many from immigrant and impoverished families in and around Philadelphia. By the end of World War II and the influx of ex servicemen taking advantage of the GI Bill, La Salle was expanding, later branching into co-education, and in 1984 gained university status. Continuing over the years to expand both in offerings and on the map, La Salle now has a satellite campus in Bucks County.
Nicholas P. Santoleri is a Philadelphia area artist working in multiple media: watercolor, oil, pen and ink, acrylic and pencil. Known across the US and beyond for his realistic depictions of architectural and natural landscape subjects, Santoleri also uses his art for fundraising purposes, such as the Walden Woods Project, begun in 1991, to protect and conserve the wooded area around Thoreau's famed Walden Pond in Massachusetts.