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 Francis Joseph Sperisen  (1901 - 1986)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: Lapidary

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These Notes from AskART represent the beginning of a possible future biography for this artist. Please click here if you wish to help in its development:
Francis Joseph Sperisen was born in San Francisco, CA on May 12, 1901.  Sperisen was a self-taught faceter who had a shop on Geary Street from 1923 to 1981.  His book, The Art of Lapidary was published in 1950.  A lifelong resident of his native city, he died on Sept. 17, 1986.  He was the brother of Albert Sperisen.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; American Craft, March 1985; Interview with artist or his/her family; Death Record.
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