The Love Letter
Enjoying A Smoke
Cows Drinking Water In The Country, Rome In The Distance
Mountain Landscape With Cattle
Italian Coastal Scene With Fishermen
Shepherd Leading His Flock To Graze
Bay Of Naples
Fishermen Returning With Their Catch
Mountain Landscape With River
Sheep Herder In Winter
Evening In The Park
Shepherd With Flock In California
Children At Play
Still Life With Fruit
House Covered In Flowers
The Apple Picker
Naturalistic Still Life With Chrysanthemums
Although J.E. Califano was born in Italy, and here was formed as a painter, attended the Academy of Fine Arts under the guidance of Domenico Morelli, we Italians, he is almost unknown.
The first two pictures above, among other things, very beautiful, very well reflect the tradition of late Romanticism in Italian painting of the late nineteenth century.
His teacher D.Morelli, besides being an excellent representative of this genre, and then also the realist, was also a great admirer of the Romantic poet Lord Byron.
In other paintings that follow, Califano clearly refers to the tradition of Italian realist, preferring landscapes and figures, in which simple and true nature emerges.
Some of his landscapes in California, surprisingly reminiscent of Italian landscapes.
It almost seems that between California and Italy there is also a geographical link.
We have two of his paintings and looking for more…His signature is unique.
Shawn Hane said:
I just inherited one of his paintings, velvet beauties, with a gold leaf frame. I am looking to sell it. Contact me a email@example.com
I have a painting on hard board of a peasant girl holding a bread basket. a brunette with an inviting simile and face. I haven’t had it authenticated yet, but had it looked at by an art museum in Wausau WI. , this could be a very early painting.