Joseph Anthony Mugnaini was born in Viareggio, Italy on July 12, 1912. A few months after his birth Mugnaini arrived in the U.S. with his family. Settling in Los Angeles, he studied at the Otis Art Institute. Following service in the Army during WWII, he returned to Otis as an instructor and taught there until retirement in 1976. One of his pupils was Norman Rockwell. Mugnaini died in Los Angeles on Jan. 23, 1992.
Member: Painters & Sculptors of LA.
Exh: LA Public Library, 1947; Chabot Gallery (LA), 1949; Compton Art Center, 1951; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1951; Pasadena Art Inst., 1954; LA AA, 1955; Glendale AA, 1958; Sierra Madre Public Library, 1959 (solo); Valley Art Center (Encino), 1962; Orange Coast
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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