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Alloati, Giovanni Battista giusto


August 25, 1878 Turin

November 11, 1964 Turin

Descriptive Note

Giovanni Battista Alloati was a prominent Neoclassical sculptor in Turin during the first half of the 20th century. Between 1893-1903, he attended the Royal Albertine Academy of Fine Arts and completed his apprenticeship with contemporary sculptors such as 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 the 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.

On the occasion of Turin 1911, he worked on the Monumental Bridge, for which he realized the imposing caryatids.

Artists (Visual Artists), Sculptors

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