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Joseph Portanova

 (1909 - 1979)
Joseph Domenico Portanova was active/lived in California, Massachusetts.  Joseph Portanova is known for Sculptor, designer.

Biography   Joseph Portanova


Born in Boston, MA on May 16, 1909. Portanova studied at the Boston Trade School and with Cyrus E. Dallin. By the 1930s he had settled in southern California as a resident of Hollywood. He died in Palm Springs, CA on Jan. 11, 1979. Exh: GGIE, 1939; LA AA, 1945-53; Pasadena Society of Artists, 1955; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1957-65; LACMA, 1958; Laguna Beach AA, 1960 (1st prize); Calif. Art Club, 1962 (1st prize); Calif. State Fair, 1963 (gold medal); NAD, 1964. In: Turf Club (LA).

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1966-70; Los Angeles Times, 1-13-1979 (obituary).

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