Samuel A. Bartilotta (1900-1945)
A native of Italy, he was born August 22, 1900. From an early age he was an ardent follower of the art of painting in all its branches. When very young Bartilotta attracted the attention of Signor Giovanni Piccinelli, a prominent artist and teacher who took an interest in laying a foundation for his talent. Since his arrival in the U.S. in 1915, he continued in his work and study, under private instructors and the Academy of Fine Arts.
Pictures by Mr. Bartilotta have been shown at exhibitions in the Art Institute of Chicago, State Museum in Springfield, the Marshall Field Galleries, Carson Pirie Scott Galleries, and at the All-Illinois Society of Fine Arts, Inc., and
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