"Spanish Lady of California" by Charles Arcieri, ca. 1920
CHARLES FRANK ARCIERI
(American, 1885 – 1945)
Oil on board, 16 x 12 inches (board), 21 ¾ x 17 ¾ inches (frame), signed lower right, 22k gold leaf frame.
Charles Frank Arcieri was born in San Francisco, California in 1885. He studied at Mark Hopkins Art Institute in his hometown under Charles Judson, Frank Van Sloun and Theodore Wores. Arcieri moved to New York City during the late 1920s and exhibited there with the National Academy of Design. The painter and illustrator favored lush colorful impressionistic landscapes and portraits. He specialized in figures. In 1933, Arcieri moved to Grantwood, New Jersey, continuing to exhibit with the National Academy of Design. He passed away in 1945.
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