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Joseph P. Digemma (1910 - 2005)

Lot 121: DiGemma, Joseph (American, 1910-2005) S.S. Blackman at Dock - 1949 Painting

Myers Fine Art

March 13, 2016
St. Petersburg, FL, US

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DiGemma, Joseph (American, 1910-2005) S.S. Blackman at Dock. Watercolor Painting. Signed and dated lower right "D. Gemma 1949." Has Long Island Museum label on back reading "Exhibition: Shared Aesthetic, Artists of Long Island North Fork 2009." In good condition. Image measures 16 inches x 27 inches. Frame measures 26 inches x 32 inches. From the estate of Countess Consuelo Crespi (1928-2010), an American-born Italian countess who served the world of high fashion as a style-setting model and editor of Vogue (magazine) and Vogue Italia. Countess Crespi and her twin sister Gloria Schiff were famous New York fashion models in the 1940s and went on to become international fashion trendsetters and high-society insiders. Countess Crespi married Count Rudolfo Crespi (1924 -1985) in 1948 and they took up residence at the Palazzo Colonna in Rome. The count and countess were great sponsors of cultural life in Italy and the most elegant couple in Rome. Guests at the Crespis' Rome and New York dinner parties included Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Nureyev, Audrey Hepburn, Andy Warhol, the Fendi's, Steve Rubell, Valentino, Balthus, Maria Callas, Doris Duke, Henry Ford, Marcello Mastroianni, Gore Vidal, Cy Twombly, Bobby and Ethel Kennedy and the Shah of Iran and Empress Soraya.

From Askart: Joseph Paul Di Gemma was born in New York City, and studied at Pratt Institute and the Art Students League. He has a B.S. in Art Education from New York University, an M.S. from Queens College, and teaches in the High School of Art and Design, part of the New York City school system. He is also an instructor at the Art League of Long Island. The author of "Lumiprinting : a New Graphic Art", di Gemma has numerous engravings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Astor-Lenox Collection, and the Smithsonian Institute. During World War II, he served with the U.s. Coast Guard as a combat artist. Aboard a Coast Guard Transport he went to China, India, Burma, Australia and Ceylon. Many of his paintings depicting life aboard a transport were exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center, New York City.

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