Achillo “Achi” Sullo Abstract Acrylic and Ink Painting
Achillo “Achi” Sullo (Massachusetts, 1922 – 2013)
Untitled (abstract composition), late 20th century
Acrylic painting and ink drawing on paper
Artist estate stamp to the verso
Achillo ‘Achi’ Sullo was a first-generation Italian-American artist, born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts. A veteran of World War II and a D-day survivor, he served in the Engineering Corps painting camouflage onto military vehicles. Sullo went on to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on the GI Bill, during which time he spent a year studying abroad in Italy in France. His work evolved throughout his artistic career, with earlier pieces heavily influenced by post-impressionism and expressionism, and later marked by a shift into abstract expressionism and hard-edged abstraction with a concentration on organic forms.
- creases and curling to the sheet; stains throughout, notably to the lower left.