Charles Boffino was orn in Brazil in 1886. Boffino learned his craft in the days when newspapers were illustrated by wood engravings. By the early 1930s he had settled in Los Angeles.
Poverty stricken, he committed suicide there on Dec. 14, 1934.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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