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Amado Gonzalez

 (1913 - 2007)
Amado Gonzalez was active/lived in California / Mexico.  Amado Gonzalez is known for illustration, mural, portrait; design.

Amado Gonzalez

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Amado Gonzalez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on Sept. 13, 1913.  Gonz├ílez settled in San Francisco in 1927 and  studied at the CSFA on a scholarship.  He was commissioned by Bank of America for 18 paintings used in their Fortune  and Time  magazine ads.  He has been a part-time art professor at San Francisco City College since 1966, and began concentrating on portrait commissions in 1972.   He died in San Franciso on Dec. 9, 2007. 

Member: SF Illustrators Club (pres. 1962); Society of Western Artist. 

Exh:  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1935; Society of Western Artist (many awards). 

Works Held in Public Places:  Commercial Club (murals); University of California Hospital (portrait).

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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About  Amado Gonzalez

Born:  1913 - Guadalajara, Mexico
Died:   2007 - San Francisco, California
Known for:  illustration, mural, portrait; design