John Califano
1862-1946, Italian/American

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Painting

The Lighthouse
1935 - ?, American

This original oil on canvas, c. 1950, by Robert Mokowitz measures 12 x 16 inches and is signed on the lower right and is framed. Moskowitz was heavily influenced by abstract expressionism and the work of Jasper Johns. Studying at the Pratt Institute of Art under Bradley Walker Tomlin and Adolph Gottlieb, he worked mainly in oils and pastels with architectural themes. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.

Print

Les Repos, Paysage
1813-1894, French

G.89, etching, 1849, 3 7/8x7, plate signed

Drawing

Artists  Studio
1893-1986, American

Drawing, pen and ink on paper, image size 14 x 10 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled, l.r. "Artists Studio - Harriton", adhered to artist board.