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