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Alfonso Ianelli

Alfonso Ianelli was a prominent American artist who made significant contributions to the Art Deco movement of the early 20th century. Born in Chicago in 1896, Ianelli received his formal training at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied under Ralph Clarkson. After completing his studies, Ianelli moved to Paris, where he became a respected figure in the international art scene of the 1920s and 1930s. Ianelli's works were characterized by their sleek, geometric forms and bright, pastel colors. He was particularly known for his bronze sculptures, including the Fountain of the Great Lakes and The Four Seasons, both of which are housed at the Art Institute of Chicago. Ianelli's sculptures were praised for their modernist design and their ability to capture the essence of the natural world in a stylized form. In addition to his sculptures, Ianelli was also known for his work as a designer. He created the iconic neon sign for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, which was widely praised for its modernist design and innovative use of materials. Ianelli's work as a designer was characterized by his ability to combine form and function in a way that was both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Despite his contributions to the Art Deco movement, Ianelli's work fell out of favor in the years following his death in 1965. However, in recent years, there has been a renewed interest in Ianelli's work, with many art historians and collectors recognizing the importance of his contributions to the development of modern art.

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Alfonso Ianelli

Alfonso Ianelli was an American artist best known for his contribution to the early 20th century art movement known as Art Deco. Born in Chicago in 1896, Ianelli received formal training at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied under the renowned teacher Ralph Clarkson. After attending the institute, Ianelli moved to Paris and became a well-respected figure in the international art scene of the 1920s and 1930s. His works often featured sleek, geometric forms and bright, pastel colors. Some of Ianelli's most well-known works include the bronze sculptures “Fountain of the Great Lakes” and “The Four Seasons”, both of which are housed at the Art Institute of Chicago. He also designed the iconic neon sign for the 1933 Chicago World Fair, which was praised for its modernist design. Although he passed away in 1965, Ianelli's influence on the Art Deco movement continues to live on.

Alfonso Ianelli, American Artist, Art Deco, Chicago World Fair, Art Institute of Chicago.

Mei Wang

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