Frank Saso
Frank Saso, ISMP

Frank Saso has been painting in Florida for over twenty years, winning numerous local and national awards. He is a founder of the National Graphic Artist Guild, also a member of the International Society of Marine Painters, The New York Society of Illustrators, The Tampa Bay Advertising Federation and many art associations. The New York Society of Illustrators selected one of his paintings for their touring exhibit "The Art and Culture of the American Labor Movement"

. In 1991, the U.S. Army commissioned him to do a commemorative Gulf War painting. the first limited edition print was given to General Norman Schwarzkopf and the original painting is now hanging in the Pentagon.
He was also commissioned to paint the 150 year history of the Hillsborough County Bar Association in Florida. Rockford Publishers of New England selected his painting "Pemaquid Point, Maine" for their new release "A Gallery of Marine Art." Frank's art is registered with the John Paul Getty Trust Data Bank of Art and Artists. The Council of Fine Arts in Florida gave his painting "Back Home" the Best of Show Award in their 2000 annual exhibition. Following that award, The Friends of the Arts Foundation invited nine area art associations to compete in their Open Juried Exhibition and Frank Saso was awarded First Place.

In 2001, Frank won five consecutive first place awards with five different paintings in Open Juried shows. At the Center of the Arts in Longboat Key, Florida his art was named "Best of Show" at their 2002 Face & Figure Exhibition. Recently, Frank Saso's art was commended by the U.S. Congress, the State Government of Ohio plus the Mayor and Chamber of Commerce in Euclid, Ohio. Honoring his painting on display in the Pentagon were Representatives Stephanie Tubbs and Senator George Voinovich. As a successful high school alumni of Euclid, Ohio, Frank Saso was inducted into the Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame by State Representatives Edward Jerse and Larry Householder.

  We regret to annouce that in April 2015, Fank Saso passed away. We will always remember him for his   wonderful sense of humor, enormous artistic talents, and his great friendship.