(1904 - 2001)
Joseph (Jo) Rollo was active/lived in New York, Illinois / Italy. Joseph Rollo is known for drawing and painting.
Biography Joseph Rollo
The following information is from Linda Banwarth, whose husband is the great nephew of the artist. Banwarth is a genealogist who interviewed the artist several times before his 2001 death.
Giuseppe (Joseph) Rollo was born 26 February 1904 in Ragusa, Sicily, Italy. He came to the United States in 1913 with his parents, Francesco and Josephine Rizza Rollo, and seven siblings, the family settling in Chicago. Both of his parents had died by 1918 and he and his siblings lived with his sister and her family - Frank and Rose Rollo Rezzuto.
Joseph (known as "Jo" to most) remained in Chicago during his young years, eventually attending the Art Institute of Chicago. About 1927 he removed to New York City and bec
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