John Edmund Califano

(Italian-American, 1864 - 1946)

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.

  • Studied
  • With Domenico Morelli, in Rome
  • References
  • Falk (ed.),Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975
  • Dunbier (ed.), The Artists Bluebook: 34,000 North American Artists to March 2005
  • Hughes, Artists in California: 1786-1940
  • Falk, Annual Exhibition Record, National Academy of Design, 1901-1950
  • Falk (ed.), Who Was Who in American Art: Artists Active Between 1898-1947
  • Naylor, Record 1861-1900, National Academy of Design
  • North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Collects
  • Baur, Revolution and Tradition in Modern Art
  • Ferdinand Perret Files
  • American Art Annual, 1900
  • Exhibited
  • Naples, 1880 (gold medal)
  • National Academy of Design, 1897, 1899
  • Art Institute of Chicago, 1907