Native Roman’s photos on display


Early photos taken by native Roman Dominick J. (Don) Mosca, who had studios in several cities over the years, are on display in Brenda Lomeli’s Gallery and Studio, 435 S. James St.

A closing reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. His brother John Mosca will have a selection of Dominick’s paintings and prints for sale that night.

It’s "a small fraction of his total works and collections," John said.

He said Dominick was born in Rome in 1926, graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1944 and while serving in the South Pacific in World Ward II "became impassioned with the photographic documention of the U.S. invasion and recapture of the Philippine Island."

After attending arts and photography college in Los Angeles, he had studios in Los Angeles; Silver City, Minn. and Beloit, Wis., doing both photography and painting until he died in 1991. He had also been photographer at Sugar Maples Resort in the Catskills for a few years.

He is survived by a son, Phil, and daughter, Amy.