• Pascal Cucaro Expressionist Painting "Festival"


    Mid-20th century San Francisco California expressionist oil painting on canvas by Pascal Cucaro. "Festival". Canvas measures 20" H, 36" W. Original frame. Excellent original condition, light wear to frame. Measures 24.63 in.Hx40.63 in.Wx1 in.D.

    A private Mass has been held at Sausalito's Star of the Sea Catholic Church for Pat Cucaro, a colorful Sausalito artist known for his prolific output, storytelling and penchant for wearing wild hats.Mr. Cucaro was 88 when he died in San Rafael of pulmonary problems on Jan. 31.He was a familiar figure on the Bohemian San Francisco art scene in the 1940s and 1950s, showing and selling his paintings of clowns, seascapes, crowd scenes and other subjects, in North beach bars, bookstores and nightclubs such as the hungry i. Sales of Mr. Cucaro's color-splashed pictures, which included images of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sausalito waterfront and his daughter, Angelique, caught on, and were a staple for many years at the Cory galleries on Geary Street and at Fisherman's Wharf. He called his style of realism a blend of impressionism and expressionism, and it had a popular appeal. Mr. Cucaro was born Pascal Cucaro in Youngstown, Ohio. After serving in the Army in World War II, he settled in San Francisco to attend the California School of Fine Arts, which later became the San Francisco Art Institute. He lived with his family for many years in Sausalito, where he became a familiar and popular character, carrying his pictures under his arm and selling them from place to place. (SFGate).