Gaetano (Tom) Busalacchi
(1887 - 1967)
Gaetano (Tom) Busalacchi was active/lived in Wisconsin / Italy. Gaetano Busalacchi is known for portrait, landscape, sculptor.
Biography Gaetano (Tom) Busalacchi
Gaetano (aka Tom) Busalacchi was born in Sant Elia, Sicily on April 27, 1887 and died in Rome, Italy in 1967. He is better known for his portraits and landscapes in oil and pastel, but Busalacchi was also an accomplished sculptor and teacher. At age eleven, he arrived at the Port of New York with his parents and then they settled in Milwaukee, WI. In 1915 he was living at 922 Oakland Avenue in Milwaukee.
Busalacchi studied in Florence, Italy for three years under 20th-century Mexican artist Professor Alberto Torres Fuster; in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin School of Art under Alexander Mueller (1872-1935); and portraiture in Rome, Italy with Professor Mancini (possibly Antonio, 1852-1930) who, in 1915, was considered the greatest living
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