Oscar De Mejo
(1911 - 1992)
Oscar De Mejo was active/lived in New York / Italy. Oscar De Mejo is known for whimsical genre.
Biography Oscar De Mejo
The following is from Antoinette Vaughan, who credits the writing to Selden Rodman, Patinae, Inc.
Born in Trieste, Italy in 1911, De Mejo had degrees in both Law and Political Science. A believer in the occult and in particularly the I Ching, he even chose his art dealer, Ken Nahan, according to the I Ching's advice. De Mejo's one constant obsession since boyhood had been painting. After World War II, he married the movie star Alida Valli, and they came to the United States. After a stint as a jazz composer, De Mejo finally returned to his first love - painting.
Oscar deMejo's paintings are a mesmerizing mixture of the naive and the sophisticated, the literal and the outlandish. His witty, whimsical depictions of American li
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