Mario Zamparelli: The Man Who Painted Howard Hughes

Posted on 09/12/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyWhen you’re an artist, it helps to have a wealthy patron who recognizes and supports your talent. Michelangelo, for example, was just a lowly painter’s apprentice when he was discovered by Lorenzo de Medici, the most powerful man in Florence, who gave him a place to live in his mansion and supported his early work. But artist and industrial designer Mario Armond Zamparelli had a benefactor who was even wealthier and surrounded by more intrigue: Howard Hughes. As Zamparelli, who …