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Painting

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.

Print

Japanese Fan

This early 19th Century hand painted fan measures 6 1/4 x 15 inches. The back is lined with paper with Japanese writing on it.

Drawing

Study of Hooded Figures
1890 - 1951, Vienna

Ink wash drawing, image size 14 x 16 inches, pencil signed and dated '43. Tischler studied at L'Academy de Vienne under Franz Rumpler, and exhibited his work throughout Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, at museums in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, and Vienna.