John Edmund Califano (December 5, 1862 in Rome – June 15, 1946 in Van Nuys), was a student of Domenico Morelli. Califano became a landscape artist, especially noted for his scenes of California and Italy. In 1881, he came to the United States and lived in Chicago until 1908. By 1915, he was in San Francisco and spent the last years of his life in Van Nuys.
Califano exhibited in Naples, Italy in 1880, receiving a gold medal, as well as showing at the Art Institute of Chicago, in 1907; and the National Academy of Design, New York City, 1897-99.
Edan Milton Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940
Painter. Born in Grass Valley, CA on July 16, 1909. Branegan studied at the CSFA under Ray Boynton, continued at the ASL of NYC under Kenneth Hayes Miller and at Académie Julian in Paris. She was a resident of San Francisco and Grass Valley in the 1930s. She later married a man named Bacon and settled in Sausalito. She died in Santa Rosa, CA on Aug. 10, 2002. Exh: Paul Elder Gallery (SF), 1930s; City of Paris
“The harbour, at what is now Mohammédia, was originally named Fédala (فضالة). This name comes from the Arabic words Fadl Allah (فضل الله).”
The painting was originally owned by C. Louis Davis II