Art Brokerage: Louis Tedesco American Artist: b. 1947-2007. Louis Tedesco was born in Manhattan in 1947. He started painting in 1959. His formal studies began at Ithaca College in 1965, where he originated as a drama major. He continued his education at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, MD and later at the Fechin Institute for a number of years, at the Institute's studio facility in San Cristobal, New Mexico. Tedesco was often known for realist still life.