LI veteran's military artwork helps tells the story of history

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Artwork by a now-retired military artist from Long Island hangs in museums and galleries across the country.

Salvatore Indiviglia, 99, was able to combine his love of art with his love of serving the country. He started painting well before entering the service, then served as an official artist capturing the images of history. He first served in the U.S. Army, and then in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Vietnam War.

Indiviglia's work was displayed in the White House during the John F. Kennedy presidency, and is now at the U.S. Naval Academy and archived at the Navy Museum in Washington.

His work can also be found throughout Long Island, including inside the Franklin Square Library. It has been on display at Hofstra University and has also been recognized by Long Island veterans groups and lawmakers.

Indiviglia continued painting after the service, highlighting the homeless -- an important issue today among returning service members.

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