Scaravaglione was born in New York in 1900 to a recently arrived Italian American family. She was the youngest of nine and because of that she was allowed to take up the unusual ambition for her family of becoming an artist. She attended free classes although she was sent home from one class because there was only one girl who wanted to attend. She worked by day and studied in the evenings at the Art Students League where she studied with Boardman Robinson and direct carving Robert Laurent. She won the Rome Prize which funded her education at the American Academy in Rome.
She taught and developed her work which became more abstract. She taught at the New York University, Black Mountain College, Sarah Lawrence College and Vassar College. In 1949 she exhibits at the 3rd Sculpture International exhibition in Philadelphia.
Scaravaglione’s works can be found:
- Angel, Walking Woman, and Girl with Cocks, Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
- Girl With Faun, William Cullen Bryant High School, Queens, New York, WPA project
- Standing Figure, and Group. Whitney Museum of American Art,
- ‘’Seated Woman with Guitar’’, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
- ‘’Mother and Child’’, and ‘’Wester S Rhoade Medal’’, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
- ‘Woman with Guitar’’, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin and at City University of New York, City College of New York, New York, New York
- ‘’Vincent Canade’’, Museum of Modern Art,New York
- ‘’Seated Nude’’, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, District of Columbia
- ‘’Bird’’, Arizona State University, University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
- ‘’Railway Mail Carrier’’, Ariel Rios Federal Building, Washington, District of Columbia, WPA project
- ‘’Standing Figure’’. Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
- ‘’Americans at Work, Agriculture’’, Federal Trade Commission Building , Washington, District of Columbia, WPA project
- "Italian American Woman Artists p.4 from American Artists of Italian Heritage, 1776–1945, A Biographical Dictionary, Fairleigh Dickinson Press, 1993, Regina Soria)." (PDF). Baltimore's Literary News. Sep–Oct 2001. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
- Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer, ‘’American Women Sclptors’’, G.K. Hall and Co., Boston, 1990 p. 268-69
- "Concetta Scaravaglione". Smithsonian. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
- "SIRIS - Smithsonian Institution Research Information System". si.edu. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
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