Joseph Arthur Coletti

Joseph Arthur Coletti

Birth
San Donato Val di Comino, Provincia di Frosinone, Lazio, Italy
Death 5 May 1973 (aged 78)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 77616766 · View Source
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JOSEPH COLETTI, 74, A BOSTON SCULPTOR

SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES MAY 7, 1973

BOSTON, May 6—Joseph A. Coletti, sculptor and former chairman of the Massachusetts State Art Commission, died last night at his home here. He was 74 years old.

Mr. Coletti, born in San Donato, Italy, was brought here as a child and first learned stone‐cutting from his father. After assisting the painter John Singer Sargent with sculptured sections of the ceiling in the Public Library and Museum of Fine Arts here, was urged by the artlist to study at Harvard University. Harvard's Fogg Museum awarded him a traveling, fellowing in 1923, and in 1924 he studied at the American Academy in Rome.

On his return he received many commissions for sculpture in churches and public institutions in the United States and abroad. He was awarded the Henry Hering medal of the National Sculpture Society for work in the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption in Baltimore. A collection of 178 photographs of selected works, “The Sculpture of Joseph Coletti,” was published in 1968.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 77616766
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Arthur Coletti (5 Nov 1894–5 May 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77616766, citing Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by ditdit (contributor 47012745) .