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Artist of the moment…….Italo Scanga


Italo Scanga was an Italian/ American  painter, sculptor, and printmaker. Italo Scanga was born in Lago, Italy in the year 1932. For his collegiate education Scanga attended Michigan State University located in East Langsing, Michigan where he earned a B.F.A. and M.F.A.

For his sculptures the artist enjoyed depicting everyday objects.

The artist was ready to leave Italy for America in 1939, but the same day he was to leave he got caught up in the Second World War as his country became invaded and he was stuck in Italy until 1947.

Scanga also worked a a professor at the University of California at San Diego. He also taught shortly after finishing college at the University of Wisconsin.

The artist served in the United States Army.

Scanga also produced collaborative works with glass master Dale Chihuly.

Price range information: Prints and paintings range from $1,000 to $10,000. No pricing available on sculpture works.

In this clip view a sculpture of Scanga made out of rusted steel tires: