(1918 - 2009)
Roma Burris Quartana was active/lived in Louisiana, Vermont. Roma Quartana is known for commercial art, portrait painting, teaching.
Biography Roma Quartana
Roma Burris Quartana, a lifelong prize-winning artist, died in Covington, LA on December 8, 2009 at the age of 91. A native of Long Island, New York, born in 1918, she drew notice for her innate artistic talent as a child, winning numerous awards through elementary school and high school in Poughkeepsie, NY. She went on to study art at Syracuse University and the Grand Central School of Art in NYC, before serving in the American Red Cross during World War II. She was stationed in London during the blitz and narrowly escaped a direct hit by a buzz bomb.
She returned to the United States after World War II and was a commercial artist for DuPont and The Atlantic Oil Co. In 1949, she married Joseph J. Quartana, an engineer w
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