Arturo Stagliano

Arturo Stagliano (Cuglionesi, 1867; Turin, 1936) Sculptor, painter and medal maker. Was a pupil of Domenicho Morelli at the Istituto di Belle Arti of Napels until 1894. He lives in Anacapri where he meets Leonardo Bistolfi, and in 1904 he decides to transfer to Turin to be closer to his Teacher, dedicating himself to sculpture. In 1905 he makes the commemorative medal, which the city of Casale Monferatto offers to Bistolfi as reward for the succes he had at the exhibition of Venice. In 1908 he participates at the competition for the sculptures of the bridge  "Umberto I" in Turin. Author of the monument for Saint Anselmo (1909) in Aosta, and the monument to Giovanni Govone (1929, destroyed in 1941) at Alba. He wins the competition to create the monuments to the fallen of Treviso in 1926, Alba (1924), Novara (1926) and the ossuary for the fallen of Cuneo (1930). In 1921 he is one of the three finalist sculptors to design the monument for the fallen of Viareggio. In 1933 he takes part in the competition for the design of the monument to Emanuele Filiberto Duke of Aosta in Turin. At first his work shows a strong influence from Leonardo Bistolfi but later in his career he produces more classical and synthetic works. Author of small bronzes and funerary monuments for which he often also designs the arcitectual part. He realizes a few pieces of furniture with metal inlay, exhibited at Monza in 1923. Exhibits at the Promotrice di Belle Arti of Napels in 1887 and in Turin he participates at the reunions of the Promotrice di Belle Arti from 1904 and the shows of the Circolo degli Artisti in 1918, 1920, 1921 and 1925. In 1911 he is awarded at the international exhibition in Rivoli. At the Quadriannual of Turin in 1923 he exhibits "a portrait of a Lady". His works "Il Serparo" and "Female Nude" are in the collection of the Galeria d'Arte Moderna in Turin, two other bronzes, can be found at the Galeria d' Arte Moderna at Novara ("The Faun" and "Maternity"), while in the Pinacoteca Sabauda there is his bronze "The Victories"

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