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Emilio Greco, female nude

EMILIO GRECO (Catania 1913 - Rome 1995) FEMALE NUDE
Pen and blue ink, signed Greco; 440 x 304 mm.

Sculptor and draughtsman, mainly of female nudes and portrait busts, Emilio Greco, at the age of thirteen, entered the workshop of a stone mason, learning to carve crosses and figures for cemeteries; also began making sculpture on his own account and studied briefly at the Palermo Academy 1934. Settled in 1943 in Rome and had his first one-man exhibition there in 1946. Professor of sculpture at the Liceo Artistico, Rome, 1948-52, at the Carrara Academy 1952-5, the Naples Academy 1955-67 and from 1966 at the Academy in Rome. His monumental works also include three new bronze doors for Orvieto Cathedral 1959-64 and a monument to Pope John XXIII for St Peter's in the Vatican 1965-6.

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