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Rico Tomaso

 (1898 - 1985)
Rico Tomaso was active/lived in New York, Illinois.  Rico Tomaso is known for magazine illustrator, portrait, genre.

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Rico Tomaso


An illustrator, Rico Tomaso was known for his illustration of mystery novels and exotic adventure stories and also for his teaching abilities.  Many of his illustrations were for The Saturday Evening Post, including the Albert Richard Wetjen stories about the Mounted Police of South Australia.  Another client was the Granger Pipe Tobacco company, for whom he did full portrait illustrations.

As a young man, he played piano with a small dance orchestra, and future illustrator, Dean Cornwell, was the drummer.  It has been written that Tomaso's "work mostly resembled Cornwell's in concept and broad brush style." (253)

Tomaso's family friend, John T. McCutcheon, cartoonist for the Chicago Trib  ...  Displaying 750 of 1234 characters.



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About  Rico Tomaso

Born:  1898 - Chicago, Illinois
Died:   1985
Known for:  magazine illustrator, portrait, genre