Gaetano Cecere Abstract Sculpture #17

Gaetano Cecere Abstract Sculpture #17



: Gaetano Cecere N.A. was born in New York on November 26th, 1894, to Ralph Cecere and Catherine La Rocca. He studied with Hermon A. MacNeil at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. His service during World War I earned him a Soldier's Medal for heroism. In 1920, after winning the Prix de Rome, he was the Rinehart Fellow at the American Academy of Rome. Cecere developed his faculties and style during this time, and earned the Alumni Medal for Collaboration while in attendance. He met his future wife at the Academy, a painter and distinguished artist in her own right, Ada Rasario. Upon returning to the United States, he was named the Director of the Department of Sculpture at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, where he taught Contemporary and Ecclesiastical Sculpture. He continued to teach, concurrent with his practice, for most of his life. Gaetano Cecere was a member of the National Sculpture Society, the National Academy of Design, and the Architectural League of New York.

Height: 12.5", Width: 18", Depth: 3.5"

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