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