Updated: Jul 3
An Evening with Filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley
Join us for an evening with filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley for a conversation about the Piccirilli brothers and their outsize influence on American public sculpture. Eduardo’s work on Daniel Chester French: An American Sculptor led to the discovery that these extraordinary Italian craftsmen were a part of some of the most revered public artworks critical to forming American identity. From the beloved lions in front of the NY Public Library to the Lincoln in Washington, DC, the Piccirilli studio brought unparalleled talent and craft traditions to an enthusiastic sculptural campaign designed to remind Americans of the critical figures and events contributing to American pride. Across NYC, their work remains on display, whether it is the Maine Monument at the entrance to Central Park, Washington Square Arch in Greenwich Village, the Firemen’s Memorial in Riverside Park, or Youth Leading Industry in Rockefeller Center. On Tuesday, January 24.
Columbus Citizens Foundation is delighted to welcome Eduardo Montes-Bradley, who will tell us about his journey of discovery and share excerpts from Daniel Chester French: An American Sculptor. And we will learn about his work on The Italian Factor, a documentary on the Piccirilli brothers and their importance to the American landscape.
Many will remember Eduardo from the segment on the Piccirilli Brothers aired during the Columbus Day Parade broadcast on ABC7.