Felix Achilles Peano
(1863 - 1949)
Felix Achilles Peano was active/lived in California / Italy. Felix Peano is known for architectural sculpture, teaching.
Biography Felix Achilles Peano
Felix Achilles Peano*
b. Parma, Italy June 9, 1863 ?d. Hawthorne, California January 10, 1949
An architectural sculptor, Peano began his art education in Turin, Italy, where he studied at the Academy Albertina as well as the university there. Later studies took him to Rome and Paris, and he also served as an instructor at various schools in Europe. By the 1890s, he had arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area where he joined the San Francisco Art Association, and taught at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute.
At his Villa La Capricciosa in Oakland, he hosted Jack London for several months, and while there London wrote his famous Call of the Wild. In 1905, Peano began working on twelve ornate bridges for Venice, California,
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