Ruotolo, Onorio, 1888-

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A sculptor and poet, Onorio Ruotolo (1888-1966) was born in Cervinara, Italy. He came to the United States in 1908. The struggle and poverty he observed in New York City engendered in him a concern for society, which he expressed in cartoons, poetry, and sculpture. During World War I, he produced a number of sculptures showing the horrors of war. In 1914, he and Arturo Giovannitti became co-directors of Il Fuoco, a magazine of art and politics. After an ideological split, Ruotolo began Minosse, a socio-literary publication. He also worked during this time to found the Leonardo Da Vinci Art School (in 1922). In the 1940s and 1960s, he turned his efforts to poetry and prose, and from 1950-1957 served as an aide of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.

From the description of Papers, 1915-1966. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62627253

From the guide to the Onorio Ruotolo Papers, 1915-1966, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc])

Sculptor; New York, N.Y.

Director of the Leonardo da Vinci Art School.

From the description of Onorio Ruotolo papers, 1917-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122370500

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referencedIn De Lalla, Vincenzo, b. 1883. Papers, 1927-1964. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Ruotolo, Onorio, 1888-1966. Papers, 1915-1966. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988. Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Vincenzo de Lalla Papers, 1927-1964 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
creatorOf Ruotolo, Onorio, 1888-1966. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1924-1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988. Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-1973 Dec. 26. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Onorio Ruotolo Papers, 1915-1966 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
creatorOf Ruotolo, Onorio, 1888-1966. Onorio Ruotolo papers, 1917-1958. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ruotolo, Onorio, 1888-1966 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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associatedWith Caruso, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Caruso, Dorothy. person
associatedWith De Lalla, Vincenzo, b. 1883. person
associatedWith Giovannitti, Arturo M., 1884-1959. person
associatedWith Keller, Helen, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947. person
associatedWith Leonardo da Vinci Art School. corporateBody
associatedWith Leopardi di Lesparo, Rosita Carotti. person
associatedWith Mazza, Armando. person
associatedWith Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 person
associatedWith Societa Nazionale Dante Alighieri (New York). corporateBody
associatedWith Societa Nazionale Dante Alighieri (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Viviani, Alberto, 1894-1970. person
associatedWith Winwar, Frances, 1900-1985. person
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New York (State)--New York
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Italian American poets
Italian American sculptors
Art schools
Sculpture, Modern--20th century
Sculptors--Interviews
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Birth 1888

Death 1966

English,

Italian

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