Oronzio Maldarelli "Bianca II" bronze study sculpture available for sale at Sculpture Collector
by Oronzio Maldarelli
Size... 8"H on 2.75"H base
The sculpture has been maintained in perfect condition,
but for glue from the way it was affixed to a shelf (images shown)
This Oronzio Maldarelli sculpture is highly rare and sought after...
Great conversation piece!
- RARE -
Thought to be the Study for the larger Bianca II that resides in the
Smithsonian Art Museum, Hirshhorn Museum, Virginia Art Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art,
among numerous other fine Museums and Institutions.
Owned by Dr. James F. Hammill, MD - Professor of Clinical Neurology
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University
The Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York.
It is thought that Dr. Hammill acquired this sculpture when both he and Oronzio Maldarelli were contemporaries at Columbia.
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Residue of glue where the sculpture was affixed to shelf over the many decades - not visable when sculpture is viewed
Oronzio Maldarelli was an American sculptor and painter (1892–1963) born in Naples, Italy.
He was born on September 9, 1892 and immigrated with his parents, Michael Maldarelli, a goldsmith, and mother, Louisa Rizzo Maldarelli, to the United States in 1901. About 1906 he began taking modeling lessons at the Cooper Union, and after two years began to study at the National Academy of Design with Leon Kroll, Ivan Olinsky, and Hermon Atkins MacNeil. In 1912 he entered the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, where he studied under Jo Davidson, Elie Nadelman, John Gregory and others.
Bianca II is a wonderful bronze study sculpture to the larger original in the Smithsonian. Add this rare find to your collection today. We believe this sculpture Bianca II was given to Dr. James F. Hammill Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University
Maldarelli's classical training allowed him to obtain commissions for both garden decorations and architectural sculpture. However as he grew older his work became more and more abstracted, though it would remain basically figurative. He taught at both Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University. He died in New York City in 1963 at the age of 70 from a heart attack.
Like many other sculptors of his day Maldarelli produced both architectural and funerary sculpture. He was a member of the National Sculpture Society and the National Academy of Design,Board of Governors. "National Academicians". The National Academy. Retrieved 2014-01-25. and was awarded the Widener Gold Medal from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
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