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Salvatore Scarpitta

 (1919 - 2007)
Salvatore Scarpitta was active/lived in New York / Italy.  Salvatore Scarpitta is known for sculpture-pop objects, cars, machines.

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Salvatore Scarpitta


Painter-sculptor Salvatore Scarpitta was an artist with wide-ranging modernist expression that included wrapped canvases symbolizing death and survival and sculptures of cars and sleds as a metaphor for travel.  He was born in 1919 in Manhattan, and was raised in Los Angeles, where his Italian-born father, was commissioned to do the bas-relief sculptures on the Los Angeles Stock Exchange Building.  His mother was a part-time actress.

Scarpitta graduated from Hollywood High School, and then went to Italy where from 1936-1958, he lived in Rome, and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts.  He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and served as a "monuments man", meaning he was part of a multi-national e  ...  Displaying 750 of 4365 characters.



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About  Salvatore Scarpitta

Born:  1919 - New York City
Died:   2007 - New York City
Known for:  sculpture-pop objects, cars, machines