Canonica, Pietro (1869-1959)

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Pietro Canonica, Italian sculptor, was born in Moncalieri, Turin, 1869 and died in Rome in 1959. He was a pupil of O.Tabacchi, and had a big success in the official environment of Turin for his religious and civic monuments: Benedict XV (Rome, St Peter's); Monument of an Artilleryman and a Cavalry soldier (Turin); and fine psychological portraits in academic style: Bust of princess Doria Pamphili (Rome, Gall.d'Arte Moderna).

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