Dominic Mingolla created paintings in many different materials and genres. Best known for his large abstract expressionist water colors similar in style to Paul Jenkins and for his Enamel work. Until Mingolla and others got hold of the form, enameling was mostly applied to copper bracelets, pins, earrings and other jewelry items, or on ceramic pieces. Dominic John Mingolla actually “paints” on sheets of copper, sprinkling colored glass powder onto the sheet, refining its form and then firing each layer in a kiln. Not bound strictly to art enameling, Mingolla paints in virtually all forms.
Dominic early exhibited a talent for drawing and he wisely cultivated and refined his talent. He haunted libraries to read and study books on art, admitting that he regretted taking time to sleep since it took away from the hours he could use painting and drawing.
Mingolla has works hanging in the Freedoms Foundation, Flag Plaza, Martha Washington Building, Medal of Honor Building and the National Flag Foundation as well as galleries and showrooms across the nation and in other countries.
Dominic J Mingolla was born 18 Jan 1922 in New York. Died 28 Apr 1999. He was one of 10 distinguished American artists selected by the National Flag Foundation to create art during the American Bicentennial Year to be exhibited throughout the United States and in permanent shrine at the Flag Plaza in Pittsburgh.