This rendition of the magnificent Astor Hall in the main branch of the New York Public Library overlooks the hall from the south staircase. While in college, I spent many hours in the building researching and reading. It is still one of my favorite places to visit when I am in the area. It never gets old for me and I always view it like a newcomer who stops to see the beautiful stone architecture. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang.

- Onelio Marrero

Astor Hall New York Public Library

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

14" h x 18" w x 1" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Onelio Marrero
Rockaway, New Jersey

Getting to Know Onelio

Onelio Marrero paints city scenes of everyday life. In an impressionistic style he captures the romanticism of New York City, the picturesque fountains in Central Park and the wet city streets after a rainy afternoon. His use of warm tones creates a sense of nostalgia and the feeling that you have visited or seen this particular scene before. Onelio will often paint from direct observation, or he will work from a combination of photographs and combine numerous sources into one piece. In this way his work combines reality with fantasy, creating a new story with each painting. His work captures an appreciation for beauty in all of its greatest forms; nature, art, and people.