Born in Boston, MA on May 16, 1909. Portanova studied at the Boston Trade School and with Cyrus E. Dallin. By the 1930s he had settled in southern California as a resident of Hollywood. He died in Palm Springs, CA on Jan. 11, 1979. Exh: GGIE, 1939; LA AA, 1945-53; Pasadena Society of Artists, 1955; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1957-65; LACMA, 1958; Laguna Beach AA, 1960 (1st prize); Calif. Art Club, 1962 (1st prize); Calif. State Fair, 1963 (gold medal); NAD, 1964. In: Turf Club (LA).
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