Amado Gonzalez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on Sept. 13, 1913. González settled in San Francisco in 1927 and studied at the CSFA on a scholarship. He was commissioned by Bank of America for 18 paintings used in their Fortune and Time magazine ads. He has been a part-time art professor at San Francisco City College since 1966, and began concentrating on portrait commissions in 1972. He died in San Franciso on Dec. 9, 2007.
Member: SF Illustrators Club (pres. 1962); Society of Western Artist.
Exh: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1935; Society of Western Artist (many awards).
Works Held in Public Places: Commercial Club (murals); Univer
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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