Michael Costagliola (1919 - 2011)
As with most artists who have centered their talents on building ship models, Costagliola is primarily self-taught. His college years at the famous Webb Institute for Naval Architecture and both Masters and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from M.I.T. reinforced his skills and knowledge of ships. It is because of his extensive background in British and American naval ship development that his models are highly valued and sought after by leading marine museums and art galleries.