biography of Achille PERETTI (1857-1923)

Birth place: or 1862 in Italy

Death place: Chicago, IL

Addresses: New Orleans, active 1884-1923; Chicago, IL

Profession: Painter, sculptor

Studied: Art School of Rome; Bertini, Casnedi, Milan; Morelli, Naples; Isola, Barbino, Geneva; Ciseri, Massarini, Rome; Reale Academia di Belle Arte, Milan; Milan Academy of Arts

Exhibited: Artist's Assoc. of N.O., 1894, 1897, 1901-1902; TN Cent. Expo, 1897. Award: Academical Study, Milan (1st silver medal)

Member: French Assoc. of Artists, Rome, Chicago, New Orleans; Artist's Assoc. of N.O., 1905

Work: several churches, New Orleans and Chicago; Historic New Orleans Collection

Comments: Born 1857 or 1862, he came to the U.S. in 1884. Became a citizen in 1890 and decorated churches along the Gulf coast as well as Chicago and New Orleans. He also exhibited portraits, landscapes, still lifes and miniatures. He carved in wood and did plaster sculptures. Not to be confused with Achille Perelli (see entry), also a New Orleans artist.

Sources: Encyclopaedia of New Orleans Artists, 298; Complementary Visions, 36.