biography of Pietro GHILONI (XIX-XX)

Birth place: Italy

Addresses: NYC; New Orleans, active 1903-14

Profession: Sculptor, decorator, marble worker

Studied: Royal Academy, Florence, Italy

Exhibited: Expo of London, England, 1888(1st diploma of honor); Universal Expo, Paris, 1889 (bronze medal); 1059 Camp, 1908; Delgado Mus. Art, 1932 (marble bust)

Work: City Park Pavillion, N.O.; N.O. Stock Exchange (facade); Grunewald Hotel annex (interior reliefs)

Comments: Emigrated to the U.S. in 1892 and found employment with artists and architects and was given commission work. In 1903 he came to N.O. to do decorative work in the newly constructed Commercial Hotel and two years later advertised as a sculptor and decorator.

Sources: Encyclopaedia of New Orleans Artists, 156.