Alfred Joseph Casella was born in San Francisco, CA on Feb. 28, 1886. Casella studied locally at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute. While painting in his leisure, he operated a lighting company from 1901. A lifelong resident of his native city, he died there on March 9, 1971. His work includes landscapes and a series of San Francisco street scenes.
Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1916-25; Calif. Liberty Fair, 1918; Calif. Industries Expo (San Diego), 1926; Rabjohn & Morcom Gallery (SF), 1919; SFMA, 1935.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annual
1919; SF Chronicle, 5-23-1919, p. 6, col. 2; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Artists of the American West
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