Alloati, Giovanni Battista

Name: Alloati, Giovanni Battista
Gender: Male
Birth: August 25, 1878 Torino
Death: November 11, 1964 Torino
Description: Giovanni Battista Alloati was a very important Neoclassical sculptor in Turin, during the first half of the 20th century. Between 1893-1903, he attended the Royal Albertine Academy of Fine Arts; in the meantime, he completed his apprenticeship with contemporary famous sculptors, such as Sartorio, Davide Calandra, Pietro Canonica, Leonardo Bistolfi (he also worked in August Rodin's atelier in Paris, for a short time). During his career, he worked primary in Piedmont, where he had several public and official recognitions, as well as private commissions (i.e. bust of Giolitti, and Monument to Torre Family); he also won several awards (i.e. Turin 1902 - Concorso Nazionale di Arte Decorativa and Cuneo 1905 - Concorso per la Grande Fontana Monumentale) and he participated in many World's Fairs. In the occasion of Turin 1911, he was asked to work on the Monumental Bridge, for which he realized the huge caryatids.
Structures:  Monumental Bridge
Places:  Torino