Signed on back: Portrait du Peintre avec Barbe Circa 1931. Boccini (Le Peinte)
Manuel Fiorito Boccini (1890-1962) was born in Pieve di Teco, Italy. Boccini studied in Paris at the Academy Grande Chaumeire, and was a student of Andre Favory and Andre Derain. He also studied at the Art Students League and the Grand Central Art School. He exhibited at the Salon d’Automne and Gallery Barrero in Paris, the Society of Independent Artists, Anderson Gallery, and the Salons of America.