DC — An artist and textile museum owner from Pennsylvania died Wednesday at age 98.
John Arbano, who worked as an engineer, died of cancer at his home in New Jersey, the New Jersey Times reported.
Arbanos life and art were featured in several of his paintings, including the “Escape from the Death Cage,” “Cape of the Birds” and “The Birds of Paradise.”
Arbanoz paintings were shown in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and in the National Museum Museum of Natural History in Philadelphia, among other institutions.
Arbenoz was an inspiration to generations of children who grew up watching his work.
The artist died of an aggressive form of cancer in his Pennsylvania home, the Times reported, citing the family.
His wife, Dorothy, and two daughters, Jennifer and Margaret, were not immediately available for comment.
His daughter, Judy Arbanowitz, said in a statement that her father was “a true American icon.”
The Times reported that Arbanós widow, Linda, was unaware of the news of his death.
“He was a man of his word,” Linda Arbanovac told the paper.
“I can’t believe it.
It was a life-changing event.”
John Arbons art was featured in “The Eagle of Death” and other paintings at the Smithsonian and National Museum.
The museum’s “Eagle of Death,” which was painted in 1915, was one of Arbanows most famous works.
In an interview with The Associated Press in 2009, Arbanojas daughter said that she was inspired to create the work when she was a young girl.
“My mother told me that he wanted to see if I could paint some birds with feathers,” Linda said in the AP interview.
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The painting is featured on a wall at the museum, and it is a symbol of Arboni’s belief in art.
The story behind the painting was first reported by the Associated Press.
A representative from the Smithsonian said in an email that it was not aware of the family’s news of Arbon’s death.
The National Museum in Washington said it was saddened by the passing of the artist.
The painting of an eagle of death by John Arbeno was in the gallery, “Eagles of Death.”
It is in the collection of the National Archives and Records Administration, according to the museum.
John and Dorothy Arbanoss were born in Philadelphia on May 27, 1928, and moved to New York at age 3.
They moved back to Pennsylvania in the 1950s and lived in the Bronx.
John moved back in 1968 and Dorothy was born in 1971.
John started his career as an electrician and worked as a graphic designer.
He sold his design work and started the Arbanaz Design Group, which he co-founded with his brother, Artur.
The family owned a printing press and a sewing machine business and worked in the manufacturing industry, according the AP.
Dorothy worked for the Arbón family for 25 years, according news reports.
She died in 2010.
In a 2012 interview with the AP, Dorothy Arbóns sister said that John had died of a heart attack.
“She had a tremendous talent in making children’s drawings, and she was also an outstanding musician, dancer, dancer. “
Her passion was for children,” Dorothy said.
“She had a tremendous talent in making children’s drawings, and she was also an outstanding musician, dancer, dancer.
She was just a great person.”
Dorothy Arbaoss also had a son, Arturo, who died in 2015.
He was a violinist.
Dorothy and John were married in 1959 and had four children, two of whom died at birth.
They lived in Pennsylvania for 25 of the last 27 years.