(1888 - 1952)
Guido Nelli was active/lived in California / Italy. Guido Nelli is known for Sculptor, painter.
Born in Rome, Italy on June 6, 1888. Nelli studied in his native city at Institute di Belle Arti and learned the Cellini method of casting from his father, Francisco. For 15 years he maintained a foundry in Petrograd, Russia where he cast works for the Imperial Palace. Due to the revolution he fled Russia in 1919 and, shortly thereafter, immigrated to New York. After arriving in Los Angeles in 1927, he established the California Bronze Foundry and began casting some of the more important bronze works across the U.S. His work also includes more than 100 copies of Charles M. Russell's work. In his leisure he painted and sculpted until his death in Los Angeles on Nov. 8, 1952. In: Hall of Fame, Washington, DC (Junípero Serra and Starr
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Argus, Dec. 1927, p. 11; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Who's Who in California
1942; Los Angeles Times, 11-28-1926 & 11-11-1952 (obituary).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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