Oil on board, 7 3/4 x 9 3/8 inches, c. 1950, signed l.r.
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.
Oil on board, 15 x 18 in, unsigned, from the collection of the Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts. (on loan)
This original oil on canvas, c. 1950, by Robert Moskowitz mesures 12 x 16 inches. It 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.
Pastel, image size 16 1/2 x 11 inches
Oil on canvas board with original Fellow American Artists label on back. Signed in the lower right. The painting measures 16X20 inches in a 23 x 27 inch frame. Ruth Duncan was an artist primarily from San Antonio, Texas. She was in the Fellow American Artists Professional League of New York. This painting was featured in the Grand National Exhibit in 1964.