Written by Evelyn Ramos Zeiller
May 9th 2015 is the first year anniversary of the passing of our beloved and respected Professor Emilio Grossi, who resided in Norwalk, Ct. He is survived by his wife Marie L. Guglielmetti Grossi and son Peter J. Grossi. He was an Adjunct Professor at Cooper Union in the 1970’s. His classes met in the evening because Professor Grossi was the Art Director for Metromedia Television. He later worked as Senior Art Director for Fox Television in New York. He specialized in black and white photography with a heavy emphasis on large format cameras. Emilio’s work incorporated a vast amount of graphics and he was a detailed draftsman in Airbrush graphics, etc.
Emilio Grossi served in the U.S. Navy on submarines in the South Pacific during World War II and the Korean War. Emilio attended Rhode Island School of Design for his BFA and Yale University for his MFA. We have lost one of giants a person and professor. He was kind and loving and great character. His students felt honored to study with him and are saddened by his passing.