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John Califano (Italian, 1862-1946), "Merry Villagers", oil on canvas, 18 x 21", frame: 22.5 x 25.5"

Born December 5, 1862 in Rome, where he was a student of Domenico Morelli, John Edmund Califano became a landscape artist, especially noted for his scenes of California and Italy. In 1881, he came to the United States and lived in Chicago until 1908. By 1915, he was in San Francisco and spent the last years of his life in Van Nuys, where he died on June 15, 1946. Califano exhibited in Naples, Italy in 1880, receiving a gold medal, as well as showing at the Art Institute of Chicago, in 1907; and the National Academy of Design, New York City, 1897-99. Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"


Fair; stretcher bar mark visible along edges; small indent 1/4" long near center right; small loss along lower left center approx 1/4" long; small scratch at upper left approx. 1/4" long; scratch at upper center near frame approx. 1" long; possible inpainting

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John Califano (1862-1946) "Merry Villagers" Oil on

Estimate $500 - $800Jul 14, 2018
Auction Curated By:
Gabe Echeverry
Decorative Arts Specialist
7233 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78216
United States
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