Born in Philadelphia where he resided his entire life, Americo de Panfilis was not only a painter but a craftsperson specializing in stained glass. He worked at the Willet Stained Glass Studio in Chestnut Hill, PA, considered second only to Tiffany's. Although there is little known about where he received his artistic training, his bright palette and broad, heavy brushstrokes along with the rural subjects he painted suggest that he may have studied in the nearby countryside with Hugh Breckenridge (1870-1937) at his Darby School of Art or at the landscape school of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Chester Springs.
De Panfilis exhibited in the 30th Annual Exhibition of Watercolor, Prints, and Drawings at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1932 a work entitled The Old Mill and in the 31st Annual in 1933 a work titled Fall. De Panfilis lived in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia.
Information from the artist's daughter
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