Born in Lone Pine, CA in 1876. Preciado settled in Madera, CA with his family at age three. He studied in San Francisco at the Mark Hopkins Institute and worked as an artist in San Francisco until the earthquake in 1906. After most of his artwork was lost in the disaster; he stopped painting. He died at Napa (CA) State Hospital on May 21, 1960. SFAA, 1896. In: Madera Historical Society.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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