Luciano Minguzzi (Italian, 1911-2004) bronze, Uomo con Gallo, (Man with Rooster) 1950s
11" x 10" x 27"
Italian sculptor. He trained as a sculptor with his father, also a sculptor, and completed his education at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, exhibiting for the first time in 1943. His early works were influenced by the archaism of Arturo Martini, but during the 1940s and the 1950s he evolved his own style in which suggestions of ancient sculptural models, both Etruscan and Asian, combined rather originally with an awareness of contemporary developments, particularly those of Picasso and Marino Marini. His style was dry and vigorous, characterized by a narrative sense at times visionary, at times verging on the grotesque. Minguzzi is famous for his gates at St Peter's Basilica in Rome and the Milan Cathedral.