VIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO
Oil on Canvas
20 x 26 Inches
Signed Lower Right
Framed in a custom, 24K hand-carved gilt frame by Freelance Gilding, Carmel, CA
Rinaldo Cuneo first studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute under Gottardo Piazzoni and Arthur Matthews. He furthered his studies in London and at the Académie Colarossi in Paris, first exhibiting at Hegelsen’s Gallery in San Francisco in 1913. He continued to exhibit with success worldwide, including at the Panama Pacific International Exhibition (1915) and New York’s Museum of Modern Art (1933). Commissioned to paint the murals in San Francisco’s Coit Tower in 1934, Cuneo continued to work, teach and exhibit until his death in 1939. Cuneo’s views of San Francisco are among his most sought-after works and are held in the permanent collections of museums throughout the West, including the Oakland Museum, the De Young Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Artists in California 1786-1940, Hughes, Vol. I, p. 265; Who Was Who in American Art, Falk, Vol. I, p. 794; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2007/8 Edition, p. 638; Samuels’ Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West, Samuels, pp. 117-118; et al.