Constance DelVecchio Maltese, renowned Middle Village painter and wife of former state senator, dies

Dec 08, 2018 399

BY: Mark Hallum

Constance DelVecchio Maltese, a respected artist and wife of a long-time state senator and a long-time Middle Village resident, died on Friday. Known for her “American Women” series of paintings which went on display at the Italian American Museum in 2007, Maltese was also the beloved wife of former state Senator Serphin Maltese who served in Albany for 20 years. The two were married for about 63 years. “I’ve always considered Serphin like an action hero,” Constance Maltese told QNS in 2008. “[He embodies] truth, justice and the American way.”

A skilled painter, Constance DelVecchio Maltese drew from Italian history from antiquity and later eras. In her series called “The Age of Discovery Navigators,” Maltese illustrated figures from the time using Roman portraits and other depictions contemporary to the subject.

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