Mario DeFerrante was born in Naples, Italy on Nov. 29, 1898. DeFerrante studied at the Istituto delle Belle Arti in Naples and served a two-year apprenticeship with Antonio Mancini. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1922, he worked in New York City doing portraits and murals until 1935 when he moved to southern California. After settling in Glendale, he taught at Barnsdale College during 1970-84. His early paintings are representational and later ones abstract. He died in Martinez, CA on Dec. 7, 1992.
Member: Western Serigraph Institute of Los Angeles.
Exhibits: Biennale de Milano (1st prize); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1952; Martinez Civic Arts Gallery, 1996 (retrospecti
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