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Fausto Tasca’s early training in Italy included studies in portraiture. Although he worked as a portraitist in Rome prior to immigrating to
the United States, no work from that early period of his career has yet been discovered.

As an established artist in California, Tasca was frequently called upon to paint likenesses in oil. Among his commissioned work was the portrait shown above of A.P. Giannini, the founder of the Bank of Italy -- now the Bank of America -- and a portrait of Galileo, which still hangs in the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, California. According to news stories from the Los Angeles Times, portraits of President Roosevelt and J. David Larson were also commissioned.


Publicity photograph
of Fausto Tasca in his
Los Angeles studio around 1930. Tasca is shown “finishing” his oil portrait of
A.P. Giannini.

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