Born in Florence, Italy in 1885 of noble birth. At age 15 Count Tamburini won a national art contest. Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy, commissioned him to do his portrait. Thus, the young artist followed in his father's footsteps as court painter to the Italian throne. In 1901 the talented Florentine set out for Canada to paint Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada, and the following year he was at St Patrick's Cathedral painting the Archbishop of New York. He continued painting some of world's most illustrious people of his time including Czar Nicholas II and his family, Queen Marie of Roumania, Will Rogers, and many others. After his marriage in 1914 to miniature painter Dolores Dolja Dunifer, the young couple resided in
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Los Angeles Times, 7-6-1919 & 9-13-1936 (obituary).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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