The late San Francisco Bay Area abstract expressionist painter Lawrence Calcagno was no stranger to art fans throughout California. In 1947 he enrolled at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco and in 1950 he left school to study abroad.
In 1950, he left the United States and traveled to Paris, France to study at L’Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. In 1951 he went to Florence to study the Renaissance. He enrolled at the Instituto d’Arte Statale. There is no doubt that his studies abroad influenced his impressive paintings.
His most notable works include Blue Painting, Dark Mesa, Macdowell Wood, and Far Horizon. Calcagno passed away in 1993 at age 80.
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