Raymond PUCCINELLI (1904-1986)

Puccinelli, Raymond. Panther. Hartnell College. Source Raimondo Puccinelli Estate, Florenz

Puccinelli, Raymond. Panther. Hartnell College, Salinas. Raimondo Puccinelli Estate, Florence.

“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.

Read Raymond Puccinelli Cravath‘s biography in California Art Project, in California Art Project Volume 20 Part 1. CARA_V20_P1_PUCCINELLIS

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

Representative Works

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