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Gaspare J. Ruffolo (American/Illinois, 1908-1997) oil on canvas portrait painting depicting General Douglas MacArthur attired in his military uniform against a dark blue background interlaced with the abstract pattern of planes. Signed lower "Gaspare Ruffolo" and dated 1935. Brass plaque fixed to lower frame reads "General Douglas MacArthur, Gaspare J. Ruffolo". Housed in the original Arts and Crafts style gilt carved frame with a gilt liner. Sight: 29 1/2" H x 24 5/8" W. Framed: 38 1/4" H x 33" W. Circa 1935. Note: This painting was on display at the First National Bank of Greenwood (MS) beginning in 1970. Ruffolo lived in Greenwood, Mississippi for nearly 40 years. https://www.newspapers.com/image/249337402/?terms=gaspare%20ruffolo%20MacArthur&match=1 Artist's Biography: Born in Chicago, Gaspare Ruffolo became known for his many portraits of prominent people. He studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago with Wellington Reynolds and George Oberteuffer and exhibited at the Art Institute. Ruffolo was a member of the Association of Chicago Painters and Sculptors, Chicago Galleries Association, and the All-Illinois Society of Fine Artists (Courtesy of AskArt). Condition: Painting overall very good condition. Frame and liner with scattered chipping and losses.