Richard Carboni, 65, of Montclair died on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge, surrounded by his family.

He was the son of Victor Carboni and Camela Rossano. Born and raised in Astoria, Queens. he later moved to Brooklyn and eventually to Montclair. He graduated from the High School of Art and Design in 1971, going on to earn his bachelor’s degree in art from Hunter College in 1975 and his masters in fine arts degree from Pratt Institute in 1981.
Mr. Carboni was a visual artist, poet and former art gallery manager/professional at the John Weber Gallery and Getler Pall Gallery, among others.
His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States (including a solo retrospective at the Butler Institute of American Art) and is included in many public, and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum and the Princeton University Art Museum. Reviews of his work have appeared in Art in America, Artnews, Arts Magazine, Museums & Art, The New York Times, The Washington Times, Dialogue Magazine, and The Print Collectors Newsletter, among others.
Mr. Carboni is survived by his wife, Linda Davidson, their son Christopher Carboni, sisters Victoria Sottolano and Phyllis Slegowski, brothers Thomas Carboni and Victor Carboni, and many nieces, nephews and great-nephews.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at the O’Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St., Bloomfield. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 15 at the same location.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders at and Save the Children at