Carlo Romanelli


Carlo Romanelli

Carlo Alfred Romanelli (1872 - 1947) was an Italian sculptor, born in Florence, Italy August 24, 1872 and died August 9, 1947. He came to the United States in 1902, settling in Los Angeles, California. [ Mackay, James, The Dictionary of Sculptors in Bronze, Antique Collectors Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1977 ] He moved to Detroit, Michigan in the early 1920s.Cite book | author=Delicato, Armando| title= Italians in Detroit (Images of America)| year= 2005| publisher= Arcadia Publishing | id=ISBN 0738539856] He was the son of Italian sculptor Raffaello Romanelli (1856 - 1928) who created the 1927 bust of "Dante Alighieri" on Belle Isle Park in Detroit. Among Carlo Romanelli's Detroit works are the bronze tablet of Cadillac's landing, now at the Cadillac Center People Mover Station downtown, and "La Pieta" at the entrance of Mt. Elliott Cemetery. Carlo attended the Royal Academy of Art in Italy and studied with his father and sculptor Augusta Rivalta (1838 - 1925) whose Detroit's statue of "Christopher Columbus" (1910) was moved from Grand Circus Park to Jefferson Ave. and Randolph St.Cite book| author=Walt, Irene and Balthazar Korab|title=Art in Stations|publisher=Wayne State University Press| year=2004|id=ISBN 0974539201]

Other works in Detroit include a bust of Bishop Foley (not yet located). [Gibson, Arthur Hopkin, "Artists of Early Michigan: A Biographical Dictionary of Artists Native to or Active in Michigan, 1701-1900", Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1975 ]

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Further reading

*Cite book | author=Delicato, Armando| title= Italians in Detroit (Images of America)| year= 2005| publisher= Arcadia Publishing | id=ISBN 0738539856
*Nawrocki, Dennis and Thomas Holleman, "Art in Detroit Public Places", Wayne State University Press, Detroit, Michigan 1980
*Cite book| author=Walt, Irene and Balthazar Korab|title=Art in Stations|publisher=Wayne State University Press| year=2004|id=ISBN 0974539201


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