A major breakthrough in the long search for the identity of Crown Records artist Fazzio, I reveal for the first time that Fazzio’s first name is Edward.
This came about when an old friend sent me a photo she took 9 years ago in a house where she was part of a film crew. Hanging on the wall was a family portrait of a child, signed by the artist E. Fazzio. Note E. Fazzio’s distinctive curved hyphen, indicating a possible link to Crown’s Fazzio.
Research on the internet using the name “E. Fazzio” linked to the name of artist Edward Fazzio who painted portraits of several mayors in Los Angeles & Las Vegas. Here’s one of the LA’s mayor with artist credit.
Another reference links to a portrait hanging in Cal State Fullerton with accompanying article also mentioning the name of portrait artist Edward Fazzio.
And finally, I just discovered that the FBI is looking for a stolen Edward Fazzio portrait of JFK!
In all these cases, the painted portraits look more like touched up photographs than actual paintings, a style that all of us Fazzio fans are quite familiar with. More in the next blog entry!