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Giovanni Mell

 (- 1883)
Giovanni Mell was active/lived in Illinois.  Giovanni Mell is known for theatre decoration and religious statue design.

Biography   Giovanni Mell

The artist came to Chicago in 1868, and was a member of the Academy of Design. Among the works executed by him were the decorations of McVicker's and Hooley's Theatres and the Palmer House.

He also designed the statue of the Blessed Virgin for the dome of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.  His last work was a group of three figures representing "Music," for the opera house at Lima, Ohio.

Winona Daily Republican, August 13, 1883 "An Artist's Death"

Submitted by Gene Meier

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