A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday for artist William A. Gannotta at the Landmark Building rotunda of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at 118 N. Broad St.
Bill Gannotta, an award-winning landscape painter, died May 16 of lymphoma.
He was 64 and lived in Fairmount.
In addition to painting, he operated an art-handling business, William Gannotta Fine Art Services, which for more than 30 years provided specialized art services, such as moving and installing art for institutional, corporate and private clients.
He was raised in Frankford and graduated from Northeast Catholic High School in 1962.
He studied at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial in South Philadelphia and at what is now the University of the Arts, before earning a certificate in painting in 1977 from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Bill served in the Air Force Reserves from 1965 to 1969.
In 1978, Bill was presented the Philadelphia Mayor's Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Fine Arts.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Kristina Haugland. *
- John F. Morrison