(1911 - 1955)
Attilio Salemme was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts. Attilio Salemme is known for abstract figure-shapes, mural.
Biography Attilio Salemme
Another artist who died younga heart attack at age forty-three--Attilio Salemme's paintings juxtapose elongated vertical rectangles in complex relationships that suggest groups of "presences," near human beings lonely in their inability to break through the artist's geometric overlay to attain human status.
Salemme was born in 1911 in Boston of a father who also died as a young man. Called upon to help support his mother and sister, Salemme left school, eventually joining the Marines at age sixteen in 1927.
Back in New York City in 1930 in the first years of the Depression, Salemme found assorted jobs to support himself, his mother and sister. He started to think seriously of art as a career while living in the artistic milieu
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