Pietro Canonica

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Pietro Canonica (born March 1, 1869 in Moncalieri , † June 8, 1959 in Rome ) was an Italian composer, medalist and sculptor .


In 1902 he received a small gold medal at the Great Berlin Art Exhibition . The city of Rome provided Canonica with a former administration building from the 17th century in the park of Villa Borghese for his work. Pietro Canonica bequeathed some of his works of art to the city in return for the repayment of his debts during his lifetime. After the death of the artist and his wife, the house was opened to the public as a museum. Canonica became a member of the fascist Accademia d'Italia in 1929 and a life senator in 1950 by President Luigi Einaudi .

Works (selection)

Monument of the Republic, Istanbul

As a composer he created various melodramas:

  • La sposa di Corinto ; Miranda , Enrico di Mirval ; Sacra Terra ...

Web links

Commons : Pietro Canonica  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1.  ( page no longer available , search in web archives )@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.g26.ch
  2. a b Sabrina Michielli, Hannes Obermair (Red.): BZ '18 –'45: one monument, one city, two dictatorships. Accompanying volume for the documentation exhibition in the Bolzano Victory Monument . Folio Verlag, Vienna-Bozen 2016, ISBN 978-3-85256-713-6 , p. 112-113 .
  3. ^ L. Forrer: Biographical Dictionary of Medallists . Canonica. Volume VII. Spink & Son Ltd, London 1923, pp. 149 .
  4. a b c d Orkun Kocabıyık: The Legacy of Pietro Canonica's Art and His Travels in Turkey , in: History Studies , Volume 10, Issue 6, pp. 117-131 ( online ) (English).
  5. Pietro Canonica at treccani.it/enciclopedia (accessed on September 23, 2017).