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Alfonso Iannelli

 (1888 - 1965)
Alfonso Iannelli was active/lived in Illinois, California / Italy.  Alfonso Iannelli is known for sculptor-art deco figure, architect.

Alfonso Iannelli

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 Born in Andretta, Italy on Feb. 17, 1888.  Ianelli came to the U.S. as a child.  He studied art with George Bridgman, Gutzon Borglum, Wm St John Harper, and at the ASL in NYC and Newark Technical School.  From 1911-13 he was an instructor at the Los Angeles Sketch Club and was active in Los Angeles until 1915.  His last 50 years were spent in Chicago; he died there on March 23, 1965. Exh: AIC, 1921, 1925 (solo); Minneapolis, 1926; Century of Progress Expo (Chicago), 1933.  In:  Adler Planetarium (Chicago); Winnebago Co. Court House (Oshkosh, WI); Woodbury Co. Court House (Sioux City, IA); Bronson Park (Kalamazoo, MI); AIC; St Francis Xavier School (Wilmette, IL); Golden West Hotel, San Diego (exterior figures); Racine (WI) High School.

Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
SCA; Ben; AAA 1927-33; WWAA 1936-62; NY Times, 3-26-1965 (obit).

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A sculptor, designer, painter and teacher, Alfonso Ianelli was born in Andretta, Italy, and died in Chicago, Illinois. He came to America with his parents when he was a child and studied at the Art Students League in New York with Gutzon Borglum, George Bridgman, and William St. John Harper.

He became a designer of appliances and furnishings for manufacturers and was an instructor of art at the Los Angeles Sketch club (1911-1913) and at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts (1923-24). He spent the last fifty years of his life in Chicago where he exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.

"Artists in California, 1786-1940" by Edan Hughes
"Who Was Who in American Art" Vol II, by Peter Falk

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He worked with Frank Lloyd Wright in sculptures; created Ordway Theater Art Deco posters.

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About  Alfonso Iannelli

Born:  1888 - Andretta, Italy
Died:   1965 - Chicago, Illinois
Known for:  sculptor-art deco figure, architect