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Mary Tonetti

 (1868 - 1945)
Mary Lawrence Tonetti was active/lived in New York.  Mary Tonetti is known for sculpture.

Mary Tonetti

Mary Lawrence Tonetti (1868-1945)

She was born in New York City into a prominent New York family whose ancestors included John Lawrence, mayor of New York City from 1673-1675 and 1691-1692, and the War of 1812 patriot, Captain James Lawrence who died after uttering the words, "Tell the men to fire faster! Don't give up the ship!"  The fact that the crew did surrender the ship in no way diminished the captain's reputation.

While in Chicago preparing for the World's Columbian Exposition, sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens recommended Lawrence, who had been a pupil of his at the Art Students League for the past five years, for the task of creating the monumental statue of Christopher Columbus that was to be placed   ...  Displaying 750 of 4014 characters.

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About  Mary Tonetti

Born:  1868 - New York City
Died:   1945 - Snedens Landing, Rockland County, New York
Known for:  sculpture