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 Adolfo E. Apolloni

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Adolfo E. Apolloni

Birth
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Death 19 Oct 1923 (aged 68)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 54097435 View Source
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Sculptor, Italian. Born in Rome, he studied engineering, then sculpture. In 1879, he moved to Boston, where he taught sculpture and drawing. Soon he moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where he met and married Martha Holt. He and his wife moved to Rome in 1884, but she died in 1889, and he poured his sorrow into the Holt Monument.

Apolloni was quite famous in Italy. He served as president of the San Luca, a major art institution, as chair of the Royal School of Applied Art and Industry in Fano, and even as mayor of Rome. Indeed, the art institute in Fano, is the Istituo D'Arte Apolloni, named for him. It is located at 15 Via Adolfo Apolloni. In 2006, Fano mounted an exhibition of Apolloni's work, "dedicated to the work of the sculptor who left an indelible mark on the cultural history of the city."

Adolfo Apolloni (Rome, March 1, 1855 - Rome, 19 October 1923) was a sculptor Italian. After studying at the Accademia di San Luca, Apolloni moved in 1879 to Boston, where he taught sculpture and drawing at the Conservatory of Music. Later he moved to Providence (Rhode Island), where he met and married his wife, Martha, in 1883 From 1900 to 1922, he chaired the Royal School of art applied to industry of Fano (which after his death was named after him ). He was also mayor of Rome from June 1919 to November 1920 In 1919 he executed a copy of the Fontana delle Api in travertine of Gianlorenzo Bernini, now located at the Via Veneto.

Apolloni, Roman by birth, carefully trained in classical studies and in civil engineering — by parental despotism, then a lieutenant in the army, he never forgot his boyish predilection for drawing and modelling. His character has been defined as impulsive and determined, enthusiastic and energetic; his general refinement and culture, his accomplishments as a linguist, make him a general favorite in society; whilst in the summer he dwells among the peasants of his estate and devotes himself to their amelioration and the improvement of agricultural methods. All this breadth of mind is reflected in his work.The sculptor has been knighted, and decorated by the King of Italy, the Emperor of Germany, and the Queen of Spain.

Name: Adolphus Henry Apolloni
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 06 Dec 1883
Event Place: Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Birth Year (Estimated): 1856
Father's Name: Louis Apolloni
Mother's Name: Ersilia Apolloni
Spouse's Name: Martha Josephine Holt
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 22
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1861
Spouse's Father's Name: John F Holt
Spouse's Mother's Name: Margaret Holt


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