(1929 - 2006)
Antonia Mastrocristino Sirena was active/lived in New York / Italy. Antonia Sirena is known for spiritually inspired painting-figure, opera singer, poetry, collections.
Biography Antonia Sirena
Born in White Plains, New York, Sirena spent most of her young adult life in Italy. She has studios in Rome, Manhattan and Long Island. Her collectors include Frederico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Rossano Brazzi, Gina Lollobrigida, Giorgio de Chirico, Luciano Pavarotti, Vittorio de Sica, members of the Italian government as well as the Pope. Picasso's praise of her work was instrumental in getting Sirena her first major exhibit at the Galleria D'Urso (Rome). At her second exhibit, also in Rome, Cardinal Dino Staffa, of the Vatican, honored the occasion by cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony.
The recipient of many prestigious awards and medals, among them the International Gold Medal of the City of Rome; awards from the Aca
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