A richly illustrated book, of almost 500 pages, to narrate the extraordinary story of the sculptors Piccirilli, six brothers born in Massa who, immigrated to the USA, founded and led the most important sculpture workshop in New York for decades, creating a considerable number of works for the city and for other significant places in the United States.
Among the various works created, there is also the famous statue of Lincoln seated, made of white Carrara marble for the Lincoln Memorial, a monument built in honor of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, which stands in the National Mall in Washington.
A story full of interesting artistic and biographical aspects, completely forgotten both in the hometown and in America, which has recently rediscovered its historical memory thanks to studies and research that have brought to light its extraordinary richness.
Sunday 25 July 2021 at 9.15 pm in Massa, in Piazza Mercurio, the presentation of the unpublished book in Italy “Attilio Piccirilli: Life of an american sculptor”.
The rare volume, published in the USA in 1944, was purchased by the Massa section of Italia Nostra and donated to the Massa Civic Library.
Event organized by the S. Giampaoli Civic Library in concert with the municipal administration as part of the “Library in the square” summer initiative.
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