Born in San Francisco, California and raised in the North Beach
area, Rinaldo Cuneo was a painter of landscape, still lifes, city views
and still lifes, and muralist who, commissioned by the Federal Art
Project adminstrators, painted murals in Coit Tower in San Francisco in
1934. His studio and cottage in San Francisco, later in his career, had a panoramic view of the bay from Telegraph Hill.
His family were painters including two of his brothers, Cyrus and
Egisto Cuneo, and several family members were founders of the Tivoli
Opera Company in San Francisco.
He served in the Spanish-American War and then studied at the Mark
Hopkins Institute of Art with Arthur Mathews and Gottardo
Piazzoni. He then
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