Cyrus Cuneo

Cyrus Cincinato Cuneo (1879-1916/17) was a boxer, illustrator, and painter. He was born in San Francisco, California, but spent much of his life travelling in France, Italy and Britain. In Paris he studied with Carlo Rossi and later James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Cuneo exhibited at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Academy in 1914. Cuneo married artist Nellie (Nell) Marion Tenison in 1903 in London. They had one son, the painter Terence Tenison Cuneo (1907–1996). Cuneo completed a series of murals for the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1910. These were lost when the office burned. Cuneo died on 23 July 1916 of blood poisoning.

Further Reading:

“About Terence Cuneo's Family.” The Cuneo Society Website. Web. 16 Oct. 2013.

Beverley Cole. "Cuneo, Terence Tenison (1907–1996)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004. Web. 7 Oct. 2013.

Johnson, J. and A. Greutzner. British Artists 1880-1940. Vol. 5. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 1994. 131. Print.

Illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo



Maquedahaltingfrontispiece Maqueda, halting before some objects that glimmered whitely, held up her light, saying, 'Look!'. Queen Sheba's Ring. 1st Edition from Eveleigh Nash. 1910