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Filastro Mottola

 (1915 - 2008)
Filastro Mathew Mottola was active/lived in California, New Jersey.  Filastro Mottola is known for plein-air landscape painting.

Biography   Filastro Mottola


Born in Orange, NJ on June 10, 1915.  Mottola moved with his family to southern California in 1922. During the 1930s he was a scholarship student at Otis Art Institute and in 1941 went to New York City to study with Harvey Dunn.  Following service in World War Two, he worked closely with artist Ralph Holmes and for Disney Studios for 12 years.  His home was in Santa Barbara until 1982; he then moved to Laguna Hills where he remained until his death on March 24, 2008.  His diverse subject matter includes scenes from his travels to Mexico and Europe.  Exh: Los Angeles Art Ass'n, 1946.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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