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My deceased artist uncle Angelo Gepponi was a best friend of Paolo. Angelo spoke often of Paolo and took me to meet him during my art school days. My uncle drew several portraits of Paolo which I have. I have also saved a very special letter written to my uncle from Paolo. I do believe the Smithsonian has recognized and collected info on Paolo. My uncle is listed in Who's Who in American Art. Although he passed about 10 years ago a military museum has a collection of his work and is about to have a 6 month exhibit of his work and about his life. I'm a very proud nephew.
David Paul Safina
Paul Abbate was my great great cousin. He was my Grandmothers first cousin. I have a Dante plaque that he made and signed and have had it for 40 years. I would love to know more about him and see more of his work. My Grandmothers maiden name was Alaimo and her mothers maiden name was Abbate. Thank you, David Paul Safina
Paul Abbate was my great great uncle
I would love to correspond more with you about Paul Abbate. His sister was my grandmother's mother, who married Michael Ruvolo and they lived in Torrington. My grandmother was an only child but she had many cousins, and she would often talk about her uncle Paul the artist. The only sculpture of his I ever saw was in the cemetary at the family's plots, but it was stolen, sadly. I hope you receive this as I would love to hear and see more about him!
His life and his dreams
I knew Abbate since I was a little girl as my parents were his friends. I have many pictures of his work, original statues information on his life and his dreams along with a collection of his original works. Im addittion to what I know about him, I research him for two years contacting all the art gallery, museums, etc. in United States and Italy. I am sure I have the largest collection of material on him and I was prepair to write a combination art book life story on this exceptable man. I was also at his auctionand took dozens of pictures along with names and address of most of the purchases. What interest do you have in Mr. Abbate and what do you think I can do to help you.