Painting of African giraffe by art professor Sam Amato. Part of a series that he painted while travelling in Africa. It is stamped in the back: Estate of Sam Amato
Sam Amato became a key painter in the Southern California figurative school of painting of the 1960s and 1970s, best known for his diverse subject matters and diverse painting styles, and for his masterful command of color. His first teaching experience was with The Pratt Institute of Art in 1948 and then, over the next four years, he taught at the Newark Academy of Arts and Albright Art School. In 1952, Amato moved his family to California where he would start what would be one of the most important components to his legacy as an artist, as a professor with the University of California, Los Angeles for nearly four decades.
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU82588516573
PERIOD: Late 20th Century
CONDITION: Excellent. Canvas newly re-stretched on a new frame..
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 65.25" Width: 63.0" Depth: 1.25"
MATERIAL: Canvas, Paint
CREATOR: Sam Amato
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Africa