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 Beniamino Benevento Bufano

Beniamino Benevento Bufano

Birth
San Fele, Provincia di Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Death 18 Aug 1970 (aged 79)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Section W, northeast of the main community mausoleum
Memorial ID 20635 · View Source
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Artist. Born in San Fele, Italy, he was a skilled artist known for his unique designs in sculpture. As a child, he moved with his family to New York City, New York was educated by private tutors and went on to study art at the New York Art Students League in 1913. He developed his craft on a grand scale, by creating pieces which had mass and stature, with smooth edges and slick surfaces. Many of his works are on permanent display at museums and art gallerys world wide. He also was a professor at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland and the San Francisco Institute of Art and the University of California, Berkeley. He died at age 79 and crafted a figure of St. Francis of Assisi, for his own grave marker.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 2 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20635
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Beniamino Benevento Bufano (15 Oct 1890–18 Aug 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20635, citing Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .