“Puccinelli’ s favorite medium appears to be unGlazed terra cotta and he has an unusually sensitive feeling for Its PeculIar texture. But he also works capably in wood, stone, and other sculptural media. A great many of Puccinelll ‘s pieces are portrait herds or busts, a subject which he handles remarkably well . His recent work, being neither modernistic nor academic, might best be described as being individualistic. “Junius Craven in February, 26 1936, San Francisco News.
At a glance
Birth : May 5 1904, in San Francisco, California (United States)
Death : May 1,1986, Florence (Italy)
Arrival in San Francisco Bay area : Native
Married to : Dorothy Wagner
Skills : Sculptor
Art education, teachers : California School of Fine Arts, Schaeffer School of Design, Beniamino Bufano, Art Institute of New York.
Relations : Helen Forbes, Dorothy Puccinelli, Ruth Cravath
1932 Bay Region Sculptors Show, San Francisco Art Center
1933 Joint Exhibition with Dorothy Puccinelli, San Francisco Art Center
1935-1936 San Francisco Art Center
1935 San Francisco Museum of Art
Resources in the Bancroft Library
Ruth Cravath, Dorothy Wagner Puccinelli Cravath, Two San Francisco artists and their contemporaries, 1920-1975. Regional Oral History Office (ROHO), University of California, Berkeley. Online