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A Man and His Vision...Anthony Alfred Digregorio was born on February 11, 1938 on a farm in Longueuil Quebec, a small town near Montreal. "Tony" as he is called, was born with "non-dimensional" vision, causing blurriness and distortion in his right eye. Tony learned to compensate for this, by using only his left eye, which was somewhat better, to see the world around him.
Despite this disability, he knew from a young age that he wanted to become an artist. His teachers could see from his drawings, that he was gifted, and encouraged his interest in art by suggesting to attend a specialized 'art high school'. They called on him for many school projects and community events. Despite this disability, he knew from a young age that he wanted to become an artist. His teachers could see from his drawings, that he was gifted, and encouraged his interest in art by suggesting to attend a specialized 'art high school'. They called on him for many school projects and community events. Tony was happy to comply, for he knew that as his skills increased through the years, it would give him the opportunities needed to formalize his art education. After graduating High School in 1958, he went on to Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts until 1961. Here to study advertising design.
From there, he started working as a graphic artist in both New York and New Jersey, advancing his career by working for various Advertising Agencies, including CLAIROL inc. and then accepting a position a Art Director for Lasky Printing in New Jersey creating designs and art for a National Menu Firm.As a freelance artist Tony established his own graphic and typesetting business called AD-COMP in Brick, New Jersey. This was the start of other enterprises that the artist invested in. Always open to new ideas Tony started yet another venture with a fellow artist which was named D&I Advertising in Lakewood, N.J.
Among the firm's clients were major casinos in Atlantic City and Six Flags Great Adventure.
In 1996, Tony suffered a stroke in his good eye, leaving him with only half vision in that eye. It was diagnosed as nerve loss and is called 'key hole vision' and nothing can be done for it. Without depth perception or peripheral vision he has accomplished amazing artwork. Now sort of retired and painting watercolors where they are displayed in several galleries and establishments in the Treasure Coast.
Most of Tony's paintings are picturesque landscapes. Custom paintings are created as requested from your favorite photos. As for Tony, he doesn't see himself as a handicapped artist. That's because he really isn't. His work speaks for itself. He simply describes it as "seeing the world around him as a photograph: The "world"" would describe Tony Dee as "Living Gift of what the Human-Spirit can accomplish. He is a gifted artist of enormous stature,second to none.See for yourself.
Watercolor Art Originals