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WWII Veteran, Rudolph Amato, a Local Dallas Artist Passes Away at Age 91 Leaving Behind a Legacy of His Artistic Works

Mr. Amato, a first generation American born from Sicilian parents, was born in New York City on February 1, 1923. At 18 years of age, under the mentorship of the famous Illustrator Edward C. Caswell, he began his lifelong study of art. Soon after, he was drafted during WWII and became a Naval Aerial Radio Operator. During his training period he was stationed at several military bases and created murals for the Naval Officers Clubs in Washington State and Florida. He also served as editor and contributor to the Avenger (A Naval News Publication). After his tour of duty was over, Rudolph began working as a graphic designer for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). His extensive world travels allowed Rudolph to take numerous photographs, which would serve as the inspirations and subjects of his oil paintings. During his twilight years, Rudolph joined the Desoto Art League. Rudolph often entered his paintings at the local exhibitions at Desoto City Hall and was awarded various accolades for his works.

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