|Carlo Alfred Romanelli|
Carlo Alfred Romanelli was born in Florence, Italy on August 24, 1872. He was the son of Italian sculptor Raffaello Romanelli. Romanelli studied with his father and with Augusto Rivalta at the Royal Academy of Art. After his studies in Rome and Paris, Romanelli came to the United States in 1902. He lived in Chicago and Detroit but eventually moved to Los Angeles in 1914. Establishing a studio, Romanelli fulfilled many local commissions until his death on August 9, 1947. Romanelli is well-known for his bronze sculptures.
Member: Southern California Artists, American Art Annual 1923.
Exhibited: Blanchard Gallery, Los Angeles 1914; Museum of History and Science, Los Angeles 1921.
Works Held: Florence Academy; Gates to Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park; Biltmore Flower Shop Fountain, Los Angeles; Detroit Museum entrance; Cadillac People Mover Station, Detroit; Newport Beach (World War Memorial); Clover Field (Lindbergh).
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.