Joseph P. Gualtieri Dec. 25, 1916 – Jan. 25, 2015 – Joseph Gualtieri was born on December 25, 1916 in Royalton, Illinois. He lived with his family in Cararra, Italy for 10 years and returned to graduate from the Norwich Free Academy with a scholarship to the Chicago Art Institute. Upon graduation he returned to become an art teacher at the Norwich Free Academy for many years and later the director of the Slater Memorial Museum. Many people have considered him a Renaissance Man because of his versatility in life. He developed Rose Garden Lane, spearheaded the charter revision of Norwich in the 1960’s and participated in various civic related endeavors. He was a member of the Mystic Art Association, the Norwich Italian Club and the friends of the Slater Memorial Museum. He also taught at two colleges in Hartford. His greatest passion in life was art. He was a very prolific artist. He was happiest as the director of the Slater Memorial Museum and teaching art students at the Norwich Free Academy. He is a nationally renowned artist and has paintings in permanent collections at several museums, galleries and private collections all across America.