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Leone Tommasi - 'Evita'


Leone Tommasi (1903 - 1965) - Italy
Titel: Evita
Size: ca. 48 cm
Medium: Bronze
Signed at the back 'Leone Tommasi' and numbered '119'.

Leone Tommasi was born in Pietrasanta, Italy, a place where he passed most of his life. He studied first in the Academy of 'Beautiful Arts of Rome' and the one of Brera in Milan, where he was graduated with Achille Alberti in 1926.

During 20 years he was a professor in the School of Static Art of Pietrasanta. He was dedicated extensively to the sculpture, was a painter, and was considered the greatest watercolorist of its time.

Between 1950 and 1954 he traveled to Argentina in order to build the enormous statues of social content which were placed in the front of the Foundation Eva Perón, and the projected statues of Perón and Evita. The statue of Perón had been designed to measure 62 meters, but was never constructed. During the following military regime the statues were destroyed. In 1996 president Carlos Menem ordered the search of the statues in the river. Three statues have been found, which are now in the 'Villa of San Vicente' where Perón is buried.

Other works of Leone Tommasi:
• Three statues, marble, Villa of San Vicente, San Vicente, province of Buenos Aires, Argentine
• Sixth Symphony of Beethoven, marble, Botanic Garden of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentine
• San Juan, bronze, Cathedral of Adelaide, Australia.
• Simón Bolivar, bronze, in Santa Marta, Colombia.


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