Peter Macchiarini was born in Santa Rosa, CA on Aug. 27, 1909. Macchiarini studied art for four years in Italy at the Art Academy at Pietrasanta. In 1928 he returned to San Francisco and continued his training at the CSFA. While working as a stonecarver, he worked on projects with Bufano and Stackpole in 1936. In 1952 and 1955 he taught summer sessions at Mills College. For many years he had a studio on Grant Avenue where he made avant garde jewelry. A street in North Beach was named for him shortly before his demise in San Francisco on July 3, 2001.
Exh: SF Art Festivals from 1939; SFMA, 1946; SF Art Comm., 1950-86; LA Co. Fair, 1950; Calif. State Fair, 1951-65.
Works held in Public Places: Oakland Museum; Beach Chal
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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