Peter George Abbate, Sr. (1911-2012)
American commercial illustrator, marine painter & photographer ;
Peter G. Abbate ; P.G. Abbate ; Peter Abbate ; P. George Abbate ; Peter George Abbate ;
[Born December 20, 1911 in New York, NY – died February 22, 2012 in Fort Wadsworth, Long Island, NY]


SAL record control number: 46467 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Peter George Abbate, Sr. (1911-2012) biography:

Birth: December 20, 1911 in New York, NY ;
Death: February 22, 2012 in Fort Wadsworth, Long Island, NY ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
 Sagittarius ;

Known for: Seascapes ; photography ;
Medium: Oil ; film ; pen & ink ;
Technique: Painting ; photography ; drawing ;
Subjects: seascapes ;

Areas: Long Island, NY (1911-1920) ; Queens, NY (1920-1994) ; New York, NY (studio, 1940s-1997) ; Fort Wadsworth, Long Island, NY (1994-2012) ;
Region: East Coast ;
Lived: New York, NY ;
Father: Vito Abbate (1888-1972) ;
Mother: Marie ‘Mary’ (Valentino) Abbate (1889-1955) ;
Relatives: Agatha Abbate (?-?), sister ; Marie Abbate (?-?), sister ;
Spouse: Dorothea (Ballinger) Abbate (?-1995), wife ;
Children: Peter George Abbate, Jr. (?-2000), son ; Richard Abbate, son ; David Abbate, son ;

Work: Trained United States army troops in aerial photography during World War II ; Began as a commercial illustrator in the late 1930s ; Art studio in New York, NY (1940s-1994) ; Grumman Aviation, Bethpage, Long Island, NY, advising airmen on how to use aeril cameras during wartime (1941-1945) ;


Member: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, artist member (1950-?) ;
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