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Salvatore Pinto

Full name: Salvatore Pinto
Gender: Male
Born: January 4, 1905 in Casal Velino, Salerno, Italy
Died: October 5, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions


Italian-born Salvatore Pinto immigrated with his family to America in 1909. He attended the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and worked in various media including painting, printmaking, photography, theatrical and furniture design. His brothers Angelo and Biagio also became artists. After an automobile accident in 1950, Salvatore Pinto spent much of his time on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, until his death in 1966.

Besides painting, the Pintos also made prints. Salvatore became especially adept at wood engraving. In 1941, he, Angelo and a fourth brother, Joseph, established a photography studio, specializing in color work. Between 1930 and 1933 the three Pinto brothers received scholarships from the Barnes Foundation to travel and paint in southern France. During the 1930s the brothers often worked in a shared studio, traveled together and exhibited jointly, forging a close association between their respective bodies of work. All three brothers painted in both watercolors and oils, and Angelo was asked to teach painting at the Barnes Foundation in 1934. Starting in 1935, Salvatore and Angelo began designing sets and costumes for Catherine Littlefield, director and principal choreographer of the Littlefield Ballet (later called the Philadelphia Ballet).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event United States USA AC

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Beach Houses
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