Rinaldo Cuneo -
Born in San Francisco to a family of
artists, Cuneo studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute with Arthur
Mathews, before attending the Academie Colarossi in Paris from
1911-1913. Upon his return to California, Cuneo’s works were well
received at the Panama Pacific International Exhibition in 1915, and was
involved in every major art exhibition in the San Francisco area from
1916-1939. Also during these years Cuneo was the subject of numerous
one-man shows, including those in Rome, Los Angeles, London, and Paris.
Called “the Painter of San Francisco,”
at the inaugural exhibition of the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1935,
Cuneo had the most number of paintings displayed by any early California
artist. In that same exhibition, his painting California Hills
won the Museum’s Purchase Prize award.
A pure impressionist early in his career, Cuneo’s style constantly
evolved throughout his life, as he was always seeking and assimilating
new methods of representation.
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