Born in Florence, Italy in 1896. Mannelli moved to San Francisco in 1906. He contributed sculpture to the Palace of Fine Arts for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 as well as the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939. During his career he won numerous awards for his sculpture and woodcarving. He died in San Francisco on May 21, 1955.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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