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Luigi Sciocchetti

 (1878 - 1961)
Luigi Sciocchetti was active/lived in California / Italy.  Luigi Sciocchetti is known for Painter, mural painter, sculptor.

Biography   Luigi Sciocchetti

Born in Ascoli, Piceno, Italy in 1878. After being ordained by the Pope, Reverend Sciocchetti received permission to study art at the Vatican Gallery. Banished from Italy by Mussolini, he immigrated to San Jose, CA in 1925 where he was pastor of the Holy Cross Church for five years. He then retired from the church and moved to San Francisco to devote himself to religious art. Establishing a studio-home at 990 Key Avenue in the Hunters Point area, he produced easel paintings, murals, altar decorations and terra cotta sculpture in the style of the Della Robbias of the Renaissance. He worked in Detroit, MI in the 1940s. Sciocchetti died in San Francisco on May 9, 1961. Exh: Oakland Art Gallery, 1932. In: St Leo's Church, Oakland (lune

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Keith, Old Master of California (Brother Cornelius); Oakland Tribune, 5-11-1961 and SF Examiner, 5-10-1961 (obits).

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