Santa Fe Living Treasures ‚Äď Elder Stories

He soon found himself painting in the company of many of Santa Fe's noted artists--Alfred Morang, Randall Davey, Fremont Ellis, Gustave Baumann, and Will Shuster.

Born to Sicilian immigrants Maria and Joseph Macaione in New London, Connecticut, in 1907, Tommy spent his early childhood in Italy, when his homesick mother returned to Sicily with her four children. When World War I broke out, they were unable to return to the United States. Joseph was onboard a ship sailing to Palermo in 1918 when he contracted influenza and died.

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