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. Mary also had a showing of her enamels on copper during a visit to the USA in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mary lived with husband Claudio also an artist and composer in the Canary Islands, both who were long time friends of heiress Eleanor Post. Mary was a travel companion of Eleanor's and also a Ziegfeld Follies girl in New York City where she met Claudio. Mary has three surviving great nieces in America.

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.