Andrew 'Andy' Dagosta (1923 - 2009) was an American artist known for illustration and western realist painting. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Dagosta was enthralled by movies and had a particular liking for westerns. Dagosta served in Italy in the 12th Air Force during World War II and after the war moved to Glendale, California and enrolled at the Hollywood Art Center. He completed the two-year program in which he was enrolled and subsequently opened a commercial advertising art studio in Pasadena, California. Dagosta worked closely with other western artists, including Lloyd Mitchell and Reynolds Brown, and was a co-founder of 'The American Indian and Cowboy Artists'. Dagosta died in Glendale, California in 2009.