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THE ITALIAN FACTOR

THE PICCIRILLI CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLIC ART IN AMERICA

The New York Times

The Italian Factor explores the legacy of the Piccirilli Brothers in New York. Led by the unparalleled

genius of Attilio, the Piccirilli Marble Carving 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 produced by the Piccirilli Brothers 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 W. Bartlett, and John Quincy Adams.

 

Written in consultation with​

Thayer TOLLES, Michele BOGART, Dan PRESTON, Richard GUY WILSON,

Joseph SCIORRA, Susan OLSEN, Karen LEMMEY, Soldano SILVANO, Rufus COLLINS,

 Michael RICHMAN, Carmen RUSCONI, Eve KAHN, Caterina PIERRE, and Jonathan KUHN.

 

The Italian Factor is made possible with a major contribution from the

Columbus Citizens Foundation

 

Additional support is 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.

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Documentary Film Fund (501(c)3,

1165 Owensville Road, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22901

 

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