Rinaldo Cuneo (1877-1939)
A native San Franciscan, Rinaldo Cuneo was born in to a family of artists in 1877. Cuneoís first formal art studies were at the Mark Hopkins Insititute under Arthur Mathews, and he continued on at the Academie Colarossi in Paris from 1911 through 1913. Cuneo returned home to San Francisco in time to exhibit successfully at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and he continued to show his paintings to great acclaim at virtually every Bay Area venue from 1915 until his death in 1939.
Cuneo was also involved in the WPA murals that were painted in the Coit Tower of San Francisco. A master of many styles, Cuneo assimilated in to his own style virtually every innovation in representation that he encountered and studied.