John Califano (1862-1946)
"Backside of Yosemite"
30" x 40", Oil on Canvas 20012
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.