Pietro Lazzari (Pietro Lazzari)

Pietro Lazzari

Sculptor. Pietro received his formal education from the Ornamental School of Rome (Master Artist). After the end of the First World War, Lazzari joined the Italian Futurist movement and exhibited with such artists as Giacomo Balla and Gino Severini. He then moved to Paris for several years before returning to Rome where his first solo exhibition was held at the Theatre of the Independents. After several trips to the United States during the late 1920s, he settled here permanently in 1929. Following his marriage in 1934, he worked on two murals for the U.S. Section of Fine Arts. Pietro moved to Washington, D.C., in 1942, and began teaching and doing his art work, and represented by the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York. During the following years Pietro was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and received commissions for bronze portraits of Pope Paul VI and Eleanor Roosevelt. He was a full member of the National Society of Mural Painters, Artists Equity Association, Art Guild of Washington and the Washington Watercolor Society. He also taught sculpture and drawing techniques at the American University, Washington DC in 1948 to 1950 and at the Corcoran School of Art in 1965 to 1969. Today his sculpture, paintings and drawings are found in such major collections as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Art Institute of Chicago, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Miami Museum of Modern Art, Georgetown University and the San Francisco Museums of Fine Art. He was 83 at the time of his death. (bio by: Shock)


  • May, 15, 1895


  • May, 05, 1979


  • National Memorial Park
  • Virginia
  • USA

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