(1885 - 1966)
Alfeo Faggi was active/lived in New York, Illinois / Italy. Alfeo Faggi is known for sculpture-religious subjects and portrait.
Biography Alfeo Faggi
Arriving in the United States in 1913 from Italy where his father was a
fresco painter, Alfeo Faggi had studied with his father and in his
hometown of Florence for five years at the Academia Belle Arti. A
story about him is that at the Casa Buonarroti, he studied a sculpture
by Michelangelo and was told by a guard that Michelangelo had said
"the artist should represent things not as they are but as they ought
to be." For Faggi, this was a revelation that greatly influenced
his creative expression and led him to determine that for each
sculpture "he would work as if he were the first artist under the
stars." (Smith, 190)
He settled in Chicago and became a noted sculptor in classical style of
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