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Gaetano Russo

 (born 1852)
Gaetano Russo was active/lived in Italy.  Gaetano Russo is known for marble sculpture.

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A sculptor of allegorical figures in marble and of commemorative monuments, Gaetano Russo was born in Messina, Sicily and was a student in Rome of the Academia del Belle Arti.   Then, scarely out of his teen years, became a student of Monteverde from the school of Milan. 

In America, he is best known for the Christopher Columbus monument in New York City at Columbus Circle at Broadway and Central Park West, unveiled in 1892 on the 400th anniversary of the Italian explorer's discovery of America.   About 10,000 people gathered for the dedication October 12, 1892 at the Circle, designed by William P. Eno, a business person who pioneered innovative traffic management systems such as this one-way circul   ...  Displaying 750 of 1589 characters.

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