(1913 - 1987)
Pericle Fazzini was active/lived in Italy. Pericle Fazzini is known for flexible sculpture figurines, tumblers, contorsionists and modernist portrait busts.
Biography Pericle Fazzini
Following is the obituary of the artist from The New York Times, December 5, 1987
Pericle Fazzini, the sculptor whose monumental statue 'The Resurrection is the backdrop for Pope John Paul II's weekly general audiences, died today. He was 74 years old.
The sculptor, a native of Grottammare on the eastern Italian coast, began his career as an exponent of the Roman school of the 1930's. His early wooden pieces, characterized by their simple style, led to the starker later figures, which he fashioned almost exclusively in metal, particularly bronze.
The Vatican commissioned Mr. Fazzini to provide a work for its modern auditorium. The result was 'The Resurrection,' a statue depicting Jesus rising from a
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