VALENTI ANGELO 1897 - 1982. He came to the States at the age of eight. He was largely self taught while holding down a job as a labourer. He wrote in his autobiography, " In 1926 I made my first illustrations for a book for the now famous Grabhorn Press in San Francisco, printers and publishers of fine books. In the past thirty four years I have decorated and illustrated some two hundred and fifty books, both contemporary and classic. All have been a source of inspiration to do many more. Among these works are the folio edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass, The Voyages and Travels of Maundiville, and many books from the Bible. Since 1927, thirty-seven of these books have been included in the annual American Institute of Graphic Arts exhibitions. Since 1933 I have been a free-lance author and artist in New York." From the Catholic Encyclopedia. His prints, and in particular, the linocuts are well worth pursuing.

His papers are in the Stony Brook University Library.