Oral history interview with Pietro Lazzari
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lazzar64
Creators:
Lazzari, Pietro, 1898-1979
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
77 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Pietro Lazzari conducted in 1964, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Pietro Lazzari (1898-1979) was a sculptor and painter from Washington, D.C. Lazzari studied art in Paris and at the Ornamental School of Rome. After several trips to the United States during the late 1920s, he settled here permanently in 1929. Following his marriage in 1934, he worked on two murals for the U.S. Section of Fine Arts. Moved to Washington, D.C., 1942, and began teaching and doing his art work. He is known for his bronze busts of humanitarians, most notably Pope Paul VI, Adlai Stevenson, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Represented by the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York. Was very active in the Washington, D.C. art community.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 58 min.

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Keywords
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Mural painting and decoration Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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