Salvatore Grippi, painter, printmaker and sculptor, was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1921. He studied at the Albright Art School, the Museum of Modern Art School, the Art Students League under the G.I. Bill, Atelier 17 in New York and the Istituto Statale Arte in Florence as a Fullbright Scholar.
Grippi has been an influential teacher with positions at Cooper Union Art School, Fieldston School Arts Center, School of Visual Arts, Pomona College, Claremont Graduate School and Ithaca College.
His paintings and prints have been included in a host of exhibitions throughout the United State and was a contributor to "Twenty-One Etchings and Poems." His work is included in the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum, New York Public Library and the Hirshhorn Collection in Washington, D.C.