(1885 - 1971)
Salvatore Tornello was active/lived in New York, California. Salvatore Tornello is known for Seascape and landscape painting, photography.
Biography Salvatore Tornello
“A native of Sicily born in 1885, Tornello arrived in the United States at 16. ‘His first efforts at painting were done in watercolor, but his reason for changing to oils in about 1920 is lost to time,’ said Lunceford. In New York Tornello became a photographer, a skill he passed on to his younger brother, who later became a photographer for Life magazine.
Salvatore concentrated on commercial photography and used his trade in the Army during World War I. Stationed in the Orient, Philippines and Siberia, Tornello photographed ‘Life as he saw it,’ noted Lunceford, processed the photos on postcards and sold them to soldiers who used them to send home. Tornello then started to create photo albums for the seSantaPaulaTimes.com, Nov. 10, 1999
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