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Jack Califano

 (1890 - 1981)
Jack Califano was active/lived in California, Connecticut.  Jack Califano is known for painting.

Biography   Jack Califano


Jack Califano was born in Connecticut on Jan. 17, 1890, one of 12 sons of artist John Califano. Jack learned to paint in his father's studio.  He was a father-figure to his younger brother, Eugene.  Searching for a milder climate, the brothers settled in Los Angeles in 1924 where they eked out a modest living.  Jack Califano never married and died there on April 10, 1981.  His rare portraits and landscapes were done with a palette knife.

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
 LA Times, 3-24-1924; Census; Death Record

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