Mary Collins Ammirato

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Mary Collins Ammirato (born April 3, 1908) was an artist and poet born in Hortense, Texas. She was a student at the Académie Julian. She exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in 1937.

She wrote the libretto for her husband's opera, Paradise Lost (A comedy for Modern Times).[1]


Ammirato was the author of several books of poems, some of which were illustrated by her husband Claudio Ammirato:

  • The Beach at Sierra Helada (1935)
  • Tapestry of Sleep (1936)
  • Dustless Beauty (1937)
  • Palm Tree Daughters (1938)
  • Red Apples of Fall (1947)
  • Spring in Olympus (1939).


  1. ^ Senior, Evan (1970). Music and Musicians. London: Hansom Books. OCLC 1758885. 

General references[edit]

  • Woodstock Gallery (1973). "Catalogue of exhibit 24 April to 12 May 1973". Enamels. London. OCLC 501154659.