Scanga, Italo (Italian-American, 1932-2001. JUG WITH MUSHROOMS. Charcoal and Gouache on paper, 1988. Unsigned. 30 x 22 inches.
Scanga emigrated to the US after World War II. Before studying art at the University of Michigan, he worked in a General Mortors facotry, and served in the United States Army. In addition to a career as a painter, printmaker and sculptor, Scanga was a Professor of Visual Art at the University of California, San Diego, His work is many institutional collections including The Art Institute of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Albright-Knox Gallery, The Guggenheim Museum,The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY MOMA.