"Victoria tries to capture the essence of Nature to convey inner peace toward the viewer."


VICTORIA CHIOFALO, a wonderful extended life dedicated to love for her family and for art. She was born in Bombay, India and was raised in Shanghai, China, during Japanese occupation. In 1948, at the age of 12 she moved to Argentina with her father and sister. While there, as a teenager she became a movie actress and was featured in several movies (Film Andes, El Mal Amor, Surcos en el Mar). In 1959 Victoria married Roberto Chiofalo, a music director, and had four children. The family moved from Argentina to San Francisco, California.

Victoria loved art all her life, it was her passion. She studied painting in Argentina and continued her art studies in college, in the Unites States.
She loved people and flowers. She cultivated roses and painted them; she used to say, “I do not paint roses, I make portraits of roses and people.” She worked in oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, charcoal and stained glass based on her own designs of floral and portrait paintings. 
Her paintings have been successfully displayed in many juried exhibitions, including Bruener’s Fine Arts Gallery in Santa Rosa, Menlo Park Civic Center, John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, Santa Cruz Art League, Newark and Marin County Civic Centers, Kaiser Foundation in Oakland, Gallery on the Avenue in Burlingame and the San Francisco Hall of Flowers. Victoria had solo exhibits at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, The Garden Café and Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame. She obtained many awards, among them a First Place in the Rosacrucian Egyptian Museum Exhibit in 1986, with her painting “Lily Pads”.

Her professional affiliations included the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. where she was President of the Nob Hill Branch in 2000/01. Other affiliations included Society Of Western Artists, where she was Exibit Director several years. California Watercolor Association where she was very active and received her signature award in 2003.Victoria was curator for the U.C.S.F. Student, Faculty and Staff Art shows in the past and in 1996 won  “Peoples Choice” award for her w/c “Pas des Deux”.

Last November, Victoria and Roberto celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.

Victoria is pre-diseased by her daughter Laura, survived by her husband Roberto, daughters Christina, Claudia and son Robert, her sister Helen Meadows, six grand children and three great grandchildren. She was 86. 


 2010 CWA 41st National Exhibit
San Francisco Ca.
2007 CWA 39th National Exhibit
San Francisco Ca.
2006 CWA 38th National Exhibit
San Francisco, CA
"Winter Harvest II"
2003 CWA 35th National Exhibit
San Francisco, CA
"Golden Roses"
2002 CWA 34th National Exhibit
San Francisco, CA


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