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H. E. Serbaroli

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Anecdotes of an Artist’s Life in Cambria in the 1920s
by Joseph A. Serbaroli, Jr., Yonkers, NY

My grandfather, the artist Hector E. Serbaroli, was contacted in 1924 by the architect Miss Julia Morgan. She was looking for someone with broad-ranging artistic abilities to do decorative work on William Randolph Hearst’s magnificent castle in San Simeon. Grandfather was ideally suited to the task, because he had in-depth knowledge of European architectural detailing, which was precisely what Hearst and Morgan had in mind for the castle’s construction. He also had extensive experience doing original ornamental art in churches and buildings from Rome to Mexico to San Francisco. (more…)