Dario Rappaport was born in Austria on March 24, 1896. Rappaport studied at the Art Academy in Vienna before beginning a world tour. He was in Rome, Chile, and New York City before arriving in Hollywood in 1931 where he painted portraits of movie stars and other notables. After becoming a U.S. citizen, he changed his name to Dario R. D'Oporto. He died there on March 21, 1964.
Exh: Assistance League (LA), 1932.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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