Mario de Ferrante
American, 1898 - 1992
Signed de Ferrante, lower right.
Born in 1898 in Naples, Italy, Mario de Ferrante immigrated to the United States at the age of 18. He studied at the Istituto delle Belle Arti in Naples, Italy. De Ferrante was one of the original followers of the Italian Manifesto of Futurism. After immigrating to the United States, he first worked in New York for the WPA and briefly for Disney Studios. In 1935, De Ferrante moved to Glendale, CA, where he taught at the Jepson Art Institute in Los Angeles and at Barnsdale College in Hollywood, CA.
De Ferrante exhibited at the L.A. County Museum of Art, Brigham Young University and the Biennale de Milano. His work can be found in the collections of the Library of Congress, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ and Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, UT,the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, the Library of Congress, Washinton, D.C. and the Philadelphia Library, Philadelphia, PA. In 1992, De Ferrante died at the age of 94 in Contra Costa, CA.