Beautiful Original Sculpture by 20th Century Italian Sculptor Arnaldo Giannelli. This art work is signed by the artist, it is after Rodin's "The Thinker". Italian Alabaster on Black Marble base. The measures approx 11" high. Beautiful condition.
Born in Volterra, in 1907, he was a keen student of sculpture and graduated from the Royal School of Art. In 1944 he opened his own studio and produced pieces also for the Allied Forces.
In 1953, he was appointed president of the Alabaster Craftsmen Guild, a position he held until 1961, with over 800 associates.
Among his most famous works, we remember the bust for Dwight D Eisenhower, for which he received the American President's personal thanks. Mirko Basaldella, the famous sculptor, commissioned him to make a 3 metres high totem for the Boston University. He also made a bust of the President of Kenya, commissioned by Professor Fioravanti from Rome.
For his professional achievements, he was awarded the title of "Cavaliere della Repubblica" in 1970.
A. Giannelli was a sculptor from Italy, his works have sold at well known auction houses. Most note worthy in 2004 at Sotheby's Amsterdam, together as a pair, an Alabaster Bust of Goethe and a Bust of Schiller, sold for $1,140 Euros (approx $1400 USD). This is a Classic Art Work in Beautiful.
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