An original pastel, gouache, and graphite mixed media pin up illustration by Frank D’Amario. Little has been written about D’Amario; we know that he worked for several calendar companies in the 1940s – 50s and was quite prolific producing dozens of published calendar pieces. Over our careers as antique dealers, we have sold prints and calendars of these images but his originals are scarce. Pin up illustration is beautifully framed and matted behind glass in a period wide profile antique handsome frame.
He was very adept at these candlelit nudes and now seeing an original work by this artist we are struck by his unique technique and vision. Below are assorted examples of D’amario printed calendar prints, playing cards and advertising matchbook covers. They are included here for reference only and show how prolific and published this artist was.