Anthony Tomaselli, Painter
About Anthony Tomaselli, Painter
I am a Rhode Islander, born and bred, for better or worse. Other than a brief stint in San Francisco in the late 1970’s, I have resided on RI soil my whole life. Graduated from Rhode Island College in 1976 with a degree in Painting. I am humbled to have the painting studio at RIC named in my honor.
about The Historic Fleur de Lys Building
The Fleur de Lys Studio, built in 1885 is a National Historic Landmark. It has been featured regionally and nationally as one of the most unique structures in RI and America. The building was designed by Sydney Burleigh with Providence architect Edmund Willson. Through its Norman, half-timbered façade, the structure lends what some have called a 16th-century atmosphere to Thomas Street. Lending Burleigh a hand with the decoration were John G, Aldrich and Charles Walter Stetson. The evidence of their combined artistic handiwork is present in every nook and cranny. When the house was deeded to the Art Club by Mrs. Burleigh in 1939, she stipulated that it continue to be used for artists’ studios, as it has been to this day.
In 1992, the Fleur de Lys Building was placed on the National Register of Historical Places.
The Historic Fleur de Lys Studio at The Providence Art Club
7 Thomas Street
Providence, Rhode Island, 02903
Open all Gallery nights, and by appointment or by chance.
Special events are scheduled throughout the year.