(1870 - 1957)
Pompeo Luigi Coppini was active/lived in Texas, New York / Italy. Pompeo Coppini is known for portrait statue and commemorative sculpture, painting, writing.
Biography Pompeo Coppini
Pompeo Coppini was an Italian immigrant sculptor whose career led him to Chicago, New York, and Texas. It is primarily in Texas that Coppini's works are most evident, and he displayed great affection for the romantic past of San Antonio. His many Centennial sculpture commissions were a cumulative sum of his art, including the empty tomb, or 'Cenotaph', which honors the site where most of the Alamo's heroes were thought to have died.
In his autobiography, published in 1949, Coppini claims that he saved the Alamo, which was in a state of disrepair. According to him the Daughter's of The Texas Republic could not afford to do the repairs and business persons wanted to buy the property to build a hotel. Coppini said he convinced the Daugh
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