This publicity photograph shows Fausto Tasca completing work on a mural for the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank. The bank was located in Long Beach, California.


This publicity photograph shows Fausto Tasca completing work on a mural for the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank. The bank was located in Long Beach, California.

FAUSTO TASCA was a painter, sculptor and designer. He trained in design and painting techniques at the Design School in Bassano del Grappa, and studied landscape painting and portraiture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. His major commissions in the United States included the decoration of the foyer and ceiling at St. Andrew's Church in Pasadena; the complete interior, including stained–glass window design, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in San Diego; and ceiling medallions and wall murals at The First National Bank in Los Angeles. He also designed a large stained–glass window for the public library in Redondo Beach, California, and painted portraits of A.P. Giannini and Galileo. Fausto sculpted a likeness of Enrico Caruso which he presented to the great tenor's widow.
Fausto Tasca died in Los Angeles in 1937 at the age of 52.

SANDRA TASCA is a free–lance photographer and book designer. Her photography clients have included the Xerox Corporation, IBM, Union Carbide and the Toronto Dominion Bank.
She studied photography at Art Center College of Design, and book design at the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently studies Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. Fausto Tasca is her paternal grandfather. She lives in the San Francisco bay area.