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Bartholomew Tortore

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Bartholomew Tortore (1832 - 1906) was active/lived in California.  Bartholomew Tortore is known for Painting.

Born in Piedmont, Italy on May 13, 1832. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Tortore worked there for several years. Upon moving to California about 1870, he became a lay Jesuit brother and was teacher of drawing and painting at Santa Clara College from 1878-1904. Among his pupils were Ernest de Saisset and Andrew Putnam Hill. Tortore specialized in religious art until his demise in Santa Clara on April 29, 1906. In: Faculty Club (Santa Clara College); St Joseph's Church (San Jose); Immaculate Conception Church (Seattle).

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Facts about Bartholomew Tortore

   Bartholomew Tortore  Born:  1832 - Piedmont, Italy
Died:   1906 - Santa Clara, California
Known for:  Painting

Born in Piedmont, Italy on May 13, 1832. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Tortore worked there for several years. Upon moving to California about 1870, he became a lay Jesuit brother and was teacher of drawing and painting at Santa Clara College from 1878-1904. Among his pupils were Ernest de Saisset and Andrew Putnam Hill. Tortore specialized in religious art until his demise in Santa Clara on April 29, 1906. In: Faculty Club (Santa Clara College); St Joseph's Church (San Jose); Immaculate Conception Church (Seattle).

Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.  ...  Displaying 800 of 550 characters.

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