"The Flock" by John Califano
JOHN EDMUND CALIFANO
(Italian-American, 1864 - 1946)
Oil on canvas, 25 x 35 inches (canvas), 35 x 45 inches (frame), signed lower right, original period frame
Born December 5, 1862 in Rome, where he would later be 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 where he 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 in 1946. Califano exhibited in Naples, Italy in 1880, receiving a gold medal, as well as showing at the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Academy of Design.
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