Born in Cologne, Germany on February 17,1878. Gillessen Nicolini immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1905. By 1920 he was a resident of Los Angeles. He married a Mexican woman, Dolores Echeverria Cosio and they had four children. He lived in Mexico from 1921 to 1956, where he died on February 7, 1956.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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