Lazzari, Pietro, 1898-1979

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Lazzari was born in Italy, studied in Paris, and worked primarily in New York and Washington. He made the cover drawing for Ernesto Galarza's "Merchants of labor."

From the description of Original drawings and sketches, 1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864426

Pietro Lazzari (1898-1979) was a muralist, sculptor, and educator from Washington, D.C.

Born in Rome, Italy, Pietro Lazzari studied at the Ornamental School of Rome after serving in World War I. He moved permanently to the United States in 1929 and worked on two murals for the U.S. Section of Fine Arts. He also experimented with a method of painting in polychrome concrete. In 1942, Lazzari moved from New York City to Washington, D.C., where he taught painting and sculpture at The American University, and from 1948 to 1950, he headed the Art Department at Dumbarton College. Lazzari executed several bronze busts of humanitarians including Pope Paul VI, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Adlai Stevenson. He was represented by the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York.

From the description of Pietro Lazzari papers, 1878-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81488056

Sculptor and painter; Washington, D.C.

Born in Rome, Italy, 1898. Died 1979. Lazzari studied art in Paris and at the Ornamental School of Rome. After several trips to the United States during the late 1920s, he settled here permanently in 1929. Following his marriage in 1934, he worked on two murals for the U.S. Section of Fine Arts. Moved to Washington, D.C., 1942, and began teaching and doing his art work. He is known for his bronze busts of humanitarians, most notably Pope Paul VI, Adlai Stevenson, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Represented by the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York. Was very active in the Washington, D.C. art community.

From the description of Pietro Lazzari interview, 1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220194701

Sculptor and painter; Washington, D.C.

Born in Rome, Italy, 1898. Died 1979. Lazzari studied art in Paris and at the Ornamental School of Rome. After several trips to the United States during the late 1920s, he settled here permanently in 1929. Following his marriage in 1934, he worked on two murals for the U.S. Section of Fine Arts. Moved to Washington, D.C., 1942, and began teaching and doing his art work. He is known for his bronze busts of humanitarians, most notably Pope Paul VI, Adlai Stevenson, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Represented by the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York. Was very active in the Washington, D.C. art community.

From the description of Pietro Lazzari interview, 1964 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 276394268

Pietro Lazzari (1898-1979) was a sculptor and painter from Washington, D.C.

Lazzari studied art in Paris and at the Ornamental School of Rome. After several trips to the United States during the late 1920s, he settled here permanently in 1929. Following his marriage in 1934, he worked on two murals for the U.S. Section of Fine Arts. Moved to Washington, D.C., 1942, and began teaching and doing his art work. He is known for his bronze busts of humanitarians, most notably Pope Paul VI, Adlai Stevenson, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Represented by the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York. Was very active in the Washington, D.C. art community.

From the description of Oral history interview with Pietro Lazzari, 1964 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 312025924

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referencedIn Martenet, J. Blankfard, 1898-1957. J. Blankfard Martenet Scrapbook on Baltimore Artists 1929-1951 Baltimore Museum of Art Library & Archives
referencedIn Kainen, Jacob. Oral history interview with Jacob Kainen, 1982 Aug. 10-Sept. 22. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lazzari, Pietro, 1898-1979. Pietro Lazzari interview, 1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lucy Kramer Cohen papers, 1902-2005 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lazzari, Pietro, 1898-. Oral history interview with Pietro Lazzari, 1964 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Lazzari, Pietro, 1898-. Pietro Lazzari papers, 1878-1998. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lazzari, Pietro, 1898-1979. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Lazzari, Pietro, 1898-1979. Original drawings and sketches, 1968. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Lazzari, Pietro, 1898-. Pietro Lazzari interview, 1964 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kainen, Jacob. Jacob Kainen interview, 1982 Aug. 10-Sept. 22. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Francis, Emily A., 1879-1966. Emily A. Francis papers, 1930-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Parsons, Betty. Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Pielage, Jozef. Jozef Pielage papers, 1933-1987. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Apollo 17 (Spacecraft) corporateBody
associatedWith Cohen, Lucy Kramer. person
associatedWith Francis, Emily A., 1879-1966. person
associatedWith Galarza, Ernesto, 1905-1984. person
associatedWith Kainen, Jacob person
associatedWith Martenet, J. Blankfard, 1898-1957 person
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929- person
associatedWith Parsons, Betty. person
associatedWith Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966. person
associatedWith Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920- person
associatedWith Pielage, Jozef. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Rust, John D. person
associatedWith Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1930- person
associatedWith Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts. corporateBody
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Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
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Painters--Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Sculptors--Interviews
Art, American--20th century
Sculptors
Portrait sculpture, American
Federal aid to the arts
Sculpture, American
Muralists
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Birth 1898-05-15

Death 1979-05-01

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