Tojetti, who was born in Rome, studied with his father,
the painter Domenico Tojetti, and in Paris with Gérôme
and Bouguereau. In 1870 he immigrated to America
and spent much of the rest of his life living and
working in San Francisco and New York City.
He exhibited with the Boston Art Club,
the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
of Design, and the Brooklyn Art Association.
His work is found in a number of museum and
private collections, including the de Young Museum
in San Francisco. Tojetti painted murals for the
New York City residence of financier Charles T. Yerkes,
also for the Savoy Hotel, and Flagler College
(formerly the Ponce De Leon Hotel) in St. Augustine, Florida.
Virgilio Tojetti (1851 – 1901)
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