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Cyrus Cuneo (1879-1916)

Cyrus Cincinatto Cuneo [also known as Ciro Cuneo, and also, incorrectly as Cincinatti Cuneo] was born in San Francisco, California in 1879 and studied art at the Mark Hopkins Institute in San Francisco and in Paris at the Académie Colarossi. He was also a pupil of J.A.M. Whistler. In 1903 Cyrus Cuneo moved to England to work as an illustrator on the Illustrated London News. His work also appeared in Strand, Wide World, Pall Mall Magazine, Strand, and other magazines. In addition, he illustrated several book. He died on 23 July 1916, having contracted blood poisoning after being accidentally pricked by a hat pin at a dance. Soon after arriving in England Cyrus Cuneo married the painter Nell Marion Tenison (1867-1953). Their son was the artist Terence Tenison Cuneo (1907-1996). We are grateful to Chris Mees for assistance.