(1887 - 1953)
Alessandro Mastro-Valerio was active/lived in Michigan, Illinois / Italy. Alessandro MastroValerio is known for printmaking, portrait, and landscape painting, commercial art, mural, teaching.
Biography Alessandro Mastro-Valerio
Alessandro Mastro-Valerio was born in Italy, was educated at the Salvador Rosa Institute in Naples, Italy (1906-1912), and came to the U.S. in 1913. He settled in Chicago, and after a brief period as a commercial artist, established a portrait studio near the Loop. Among his patrons were the industrialists Harvey S. Firestone and Anheuser Busch.
He moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1919 and received a mural commission the following year from the Ypsilanti National Bank. Mastro-Valerio taught at Ypsilanti Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) during the summers of 1922 and 1923. He was also on the part-time faculty at the University of Michigan (1924-26) where, after a trip to Italy in 1927, he was ap
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