Jack Cassinetto

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Jack Cassinetto
Nationality American (United States)
Known for Painting
Notable work Summer Oaks (1990), Golden Gate Bridge from Angel Island (1996), Monastery beach (1999), China camp (1998), Lake Chabot (1996), Eucalyptus Grove (1998)
Movement Tonalism

Jack Thomas Cassinetto (born March 26, 1944; Sonora, California) is a prolific California plein air artist of the tonalism movement, painting primarily Northern California landscapes such as Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, the Gold Country, the Northern California Coast, and the American River and Sacramento River.[1][2]


Cassinetto was born in 1944 in Sonora, California. In 1966, he earned his BA in Art and English from California State University, Sacramento.[3] He has painted all his adult life. His work is exclusively oil painting, generally on boards. His subjects are generally Northern California landscapes from regions such as Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, the Northern California Coast, the American River, the Sacramento River, the Gold Country, and other locations in this area.[1][2][4][5][6][7] Jack Cassinetto is a plein air painter of the tonalism movement. He often uses reclaimed arts and crafts framing or antique furniture in his work.[6] His influences include Granville Redmond, Xavier Martinez, Gottardo Piazzoni and Arthur Frank Mathews.[7][8]


His work has been displayed at galleries such as Christopher Queen Galleries, Chapman Gallery, Sagebrush Gallery,[9] Claypoole - Freese Gallery,[10] James Harold Galleries,[4] Clars Auction Galleries,[11] The Craftsman Galleries, Thomas Reynolds Gallery,[5] The Marine Gallery,[12] The Main Gallery,[13] and First Street Galleries.[14]

Cassinetto's work has been featured in publications including American Art Review (2004),[6] Plein Air Magazine (June 2004), Southwest Art (October 2002),[15] American Bungalow,[8] and The Artists' Bluebook (2005).[16] His work has been displayed in Alburquerque Museum (2003, 2004, 2005), Pasadena Historical Museum (2000), and San Joaquin Delta College (2008).


  1. ^ a b Rhoads, B. Eric (June 2004). "Back in Time with Jack Cassinetto". Plein Air Magazine. 1 (1). 
  2. ^ a b "Two Into One". The San Francisco Chronicle. 1999-08-18. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Jack Cassinetto". Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  5. ^ a b "For Jack Cassinetto, It's 1910 All Over Again". Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  6. ^ a b c "Contemporary California Artists (1950-Present)", American Art Review .
  7. ^ a b "Jack Cassinetto". Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  8. ^ a b "Autobiography". Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  9. ^ "Jack Cassinetto". Archived from the original on October 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  10. ^ "Jack Cassinetto". Archived from the original on August 12, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  11. ^ "November 4th & 5th, 2006 Auction - Prices Realized". Archived from the original on May 14, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  12. ^ "Visual arts calendar". The Seattle Times. 2001-12-21. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  13. ^ "Monterey County Herald, Art Calendar". 2005-09-22. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  14. ^ "The Arts in Brief". 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  15. ^ "Jack Cassinetto, Magazine References prior to 2007". Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  16. ^ "The Artists Bluebook". Retrieved 2008-09-22.