133. Letterio (Lio) Gangeri (1845-1913)

Sculptor born in Messina, student of the painter Michele Panebianco, in 1867 Gangeri moved to Rome where he studied under Giulio Monteverde. He worked throughout Italy but mostly between Rome and Messina. He directed and taught in the academies of Fine Arts of Carrara and Rome.

While still young, he completed the funeral monuments to the rich bankers Federico and Paul Grill for the British cemetery of Messina, Messina’s patriot and banker Joseph Natoli, and the Prince Francesco Sturzo Brunaccini of San Teodoro. Other works include statues now preserved in the internal hall of the “Altare della Patria” in Rome and and the monument (1898) to Luigi Orlando in Livorno .

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1. Treccani, http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/letterio-gangeri_(Dizionario_Biografico)/
2. Wikipedia, https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lio_Gangeri

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