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Famed Dallas Artist/Sculptor, Renato Mazza, to be Featured at Mary Tomás Studio Gallery

Renato (René) Mazza

Renato (René) Mazza

Renato (René) Mazza will be featured at the Mary Tomás Studio Gallery on July 31, 2010, from 6 to 9 p.m. The preview will be on Friday, July 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Mary Tomás Studio Gallery is located in the Design District in building 1080 at 1110 Dragon St., Dallas, Texas 75207.

The show titled “Celebrating Noted Portrait Painter and Sculptor 20th Century Artist Renato Mazza” encompasses a collection of portraits and busts of many well-known public figures in the Dallas area and around the world. Included are elected officials, such as a former Dallas mayor, Texas governor and lieutenant governor, along with celebrities, oil giants and philanthropists.

Mary Tomás, artist and curator, recognized the significance of Mazza’s impact on the Dallas art community. “As a Dallas gallery owner, I think it is important to recognize noted artists while they are still living and give an opportunity for collectors and friends to see work that was previously out of the public eye,” said Tomás. “Artists of today are building reputations on the shoulders of great artists like Renato Mazza.”

Mazza is a self-taught artist, sculptor, teacher, appraiser and former Dallas Italian Consul. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Venice, a law degree from the University of Padua and became a student at the Academy of Arts in Venice.

He came to the United States in 1938 and joined the U.S. Army in 1943, where he continued his art career by painting a mural of the Iwo Jima American flag raising and teaching art to soldiers. After serving his new country, he traveled to New York, Boston and California before setting up his studio in Dallas in 1947.

Also featured, will be artists Roy Tomboli, bronze sculptor and photographic printer, and Mary Tomás with a retrospective look at her paintings. Friend and professional framer, Caesar Amaya with Gallery Central, has offered his services to frame a select group of Mazza’s paintings for the show.

For more information, contact Dykeman Associates at (214) 528-2991 or adykeman@airmail.net.

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