(1931 - 2010)
Gabriele (Gabe) Orlando was born December 22, 1931 in Mount Kisco, NY, and was  the son of Gabriele and Sadie
Mastrangelo Orlando.  He lived most of his life in that area settling finally in Gloversville, NY.  He was employed as a
carpenter and builder for many years, and loved to construct and create things.  He was a very talented artist and was
well known in the area for his artistic renditions of local and regional scenes.  He was a painter of the natural world.  
His work included winter landscapes, lake and mountain scenes, eagles, covered bridges, and seascapes.  He painted
well into his late 70’s and often by special request.
Gabriele worked mainly in oils, but many of his paintings are known to exist in both acrylics and watercolor.  Most all of
the frames used to house his paintings were hand made in his workshop out of old barn boards giving his work a
rustic and vintage feeling.  This is a painting of the historic Bedell Covered Bridge that spanned the Connecticut River
between Newbury, Vermont and Haverhill, New Hampshire.  It was the second longest covered bridge in the entire
United States and was built using an unusual "burr truss" type of construction. The bridge was destroyed by a
windstorm on September 14, 1979 and was never rebuilt.  In its location today is the Bedell Bridge State Park and all
that remains of the bridge are its abutments and a single stone pier in the center of the  river.
Gabriele married Florence Bates in 1952 and celebrated 58 years of marriage with her.  He passed away in July of 2010
at the age of 78.

(1931 - 2010)

Oil on Board
Artwork: 18" x 24"
Framed: 22" x  28"

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Fitchburg, MA 01420