De Angelis was a life member of the Art Students League of New York and a life member of the American Watercolor Society where he was appointed Vice President and Jury member for group shows and traveling exhibitions to National Museums. The art critic Sidney Gilbert, in a review wrote, “Allan Stone mounts a sensational group show, Nick de Angelis shows a masterful monochromatic painting of a mechanical cat, comprised of slinky machine parts.” After a long career as an illustrator in advertising, de Angelis, in the 1960s, dedicated his life solely to his passion for painting and sculpting, which consumed him to the very end of his life.
H 62 in. x W 50 in. x D 2 in.H 157.48 cm x W 127 cm x D 5.08 cm