Victor DeCarlo (1916-1973) was, as were so many in Provincetown, a product of the Art Students League of New York. He also studied with the muralist Jean Charlot at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs, at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington and at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. After serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II, he returned to Europe, married Sibylle Schneider, then came back to his native New Haven. The DeCarlos bought this property from Antonio and Patricia L. Silva in 1965.
In the show Brothers in Art in 2007, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibited the works of Victor DeCarlo and his older brother, Charles. “One is struck by their special camaraderie,” Josephine Del Deo wrote. “From their earliest days as young artists in New Haven, Victor and Charles led separate artistic lives together, each contributing to, but not overwhelming, the other’s individual vision. That they managed so beautifully in this special rapprochement is a testament to their mutual respect and understanding. Often in disagreement about approach, they yet agreed to disagree.”