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Tommaso Gagliardi

 (1820 - 1895)
Tommaso Gagliardi was active/lived in California / Italy.  Tommaso Gagliardi is known for sculpture.

Biography  
Tommaso Gagliardi


Born in Rome, Italy in 1820. Gagliardi sailed to the U.S. in 1855 and worked for three years at the Capitol in Washington, DC. While in San Francisco in the 1870s, his statuary and portrait busts were in demand. He later founded a school of sculpture in the Royal Academy in Tokyo and traveled to India where he did several busts. He died in Lucca, Italy in 1895. Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1871, 1877, 1878.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America (Groce, George C. and David H. Wallace).

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About  Tommaso Gagliardi

Born:  1820 - Rome
Died:   1895 - near Lucca (Italy)
Known for:  sculpture