Description The Courtyard and arches of Junpero Serra Museum, in Presidio Park, painted by RD Riccoboni. One of the most familiar landmarks in San Diego. As a major symbol of the city, often confused by passers by for Mission San Diego, it stands atop the hill recognized as the site where California began. It was here in 1769 that a Spanish Franciscan missionary, Father Junpero Serra, with a group of soldiers led by Gaspar de Portol, established Alta Californias first mission and presidio (fort).On July 16, 1769, near the site where the museum now stands, Fr. Serra founded the Mission San Diego de Alcal. Often confused for the Mission, the Serra Museum was built between 1928-1929 for the purpose of housing and showcasing the collection of the San Diego Historical Society, which was founded in 1928. The structure was designed by architect, William Templeton Johnson, using Spanish Revival architecture, to resemble the early missions that once dominated the landscape of Southern California. Mission San Diego is about 6 miles east of here in Mission Valley. Give the gift of San Diego Art prints and original art paintings, drawings and art souvenirs by California artist RD Riccoboni.Fine Art of San Diego for the Business Traveler, vacationer, and local resident.
RD Riccoboni, San Diego Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement RD Riccoboni® is an innovative American-born painter (California, 1960), and best-selling author. Influenced by his early years living in the Connecticut suburbs of New York City this self-taught artist, credits encouragement by family and teachers for his drive and inspiration. The artist resides and paints in San Diego, California and is a member of the historic arts colony at Spanish Village Arts Center in Balboa Park San Diego.
RD Riccoboni paintings on canvas and paper depict his travels and local interest. Subjects include the story of San Diego, California, landscape, cityscape, portraiture, street-scenes, public events, and everyday happenings and friends. His palette is derived from the bold colors of the original rainbow flag. These Colors represent, sexuality, health, sunshine, nature, art, harmony, and spirit. RD Riccoboni internationally recognized work represents community, a sense of place in a positive and life affirming manner.
A fan of architecture RD Riccoboni is currently working on drawings and paintings of vanishing historic American buildings and landscape.
To learn and discover more about the award winning artist and his accomplishments visit his official website at http://riccoboni.com
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