THE ITALIAN FACTOR
A FILM MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE
COLUMBUS CITIZENS FOUNDATION
Archival from Massa Public Library
The Italian Factor explores the legacy of the Piccirilli Brothers in New York. Led by the unparalleled
genius of Attilio, the Piccirilli Studio was a significant contributor to shaping the urban landscape in the years
leading to the Spanish-American War and through the end of World War II. Their exquisite work can be found in
churches, cathedrals, mansions, public buildings, private collections, and museums.
The Italian Factor follows the journey of the Piccirilli, from their origins in Tuscany to their arrival in New York,
where they became essential collaborators for some of the most prominent American sculptors of their time.
For decades, the Piccirilli Brothers Studio in the Bronx transformed marble into masterpieces designed by
Daniel Chester French, Evelyn Longman, Frederick MacMonnies, Paul Bartlett, and John Quincy Adams.
The Italian Factor is made possible with a major contribution from the
Columbus Citizens Foundation
additional support provided by
The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation
Tiro Al Segno and individuals like you.
Please consider your tax-deductible donation to The Italian Factor.
Donate online or by mailing your check to Documentary Film Fund (501(c)3,
1165 Owensville Road, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22901
THE ITALIAN FACTOR | THE PICCIRILLI BROTHERS' STORY
is made possible in part with financial contributions from
Columbus Citizens Foundation, Documentary Film Fund, and The Morris And Alma Schapiro Fund
with the institutional support of the Calandra Italian American Institute, National Italian American Foundation,
Province of Massa-Carrara, Woodlawn Cemetery, and the Ministry of Culture of Carrara.
Please consider your tax-deductible donation online or by mailing your check to
Documentary Film Fund: 1165 Owensville Road, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22901
written and developed in consultation with
Thayer TOLLES, Michele BOGART, Joel ROSENKRANZ, Dan PRESTON, Richard GUY WILSON,
Joseph SCIORRA, Susan OLSEN, Karen LEMMEY, Soldano SILVANO, Rufus COLLINS,
Michael RICHMAN, Carmen RUSCONI, Eve KAHN, Jonathan KUHN, and Josephine MURPHY.
executive producer Lisa ACKERMAN producer consultant Jeffrey PLANK
line producer Soledad LIENDO, first assistant director William MONTES-LIENDO
written and directed by Eduardo MONTES-BRADLEY
This page is regularly updated for accuracy and clarity.