Salvatore S. Meo1914-2004

Note
University of the Arts - Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Location
Philadelphia, PA

$7,000 toward an exhibition and catalogue on the collage/assemblage artist, organized by gallery director Sid Sachs. A native Philadelphian of Italian origin, Meo studied at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University and in 1949 received a Tiffany Foundation grant that allowed him to study in Italy. Rome ultimately became his second home, where he created mixed media constructions influenced by abstract painting that explored themes of abandonment, decay, and destruction through the use of found material.