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Bianconi, Guido


1874 Siena


Descriptive Note

Guido Bianconi was born in Siena, where he trained at the Sienese Academy under Sarrocchi. After winning the Lazzarotti Prize, he moved to Turin where he probably established contact with Bistolfi and his studio, since 1903. He soon became Bistolfi's modeller and worked in some of the major monuments of that time (i.e. the monuments of Carducci in Bologna and of Garibaldi in Savona). Thanks to the reference of Bistolfi, in 1908 he obtained an important civic work from the city of Vercelli, for which he realized the Monument of Carlo Alberti.

On the occasion of Turin 1911 he was asked to work on the Pavilion of Festivals and Concerts; there, with the collaboration of the sculptor Cesare Biscarra, he designed the huge quadrigas gracing the main facade.

Artists (Visual Artists), Sculptors

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