Raffaele Menconi (1877 — 1942) was an Italian sculptor who established a practice in New York City with his brother Giuseppe (Joseph). Menconi realised the bronze architectural sculptures and fittings for a generation of Beaux-Arts architects, such as Carrère and Hastings; Menconi's bronze flagpole bases for the Fifth Avenue front of the New York Public Library (1912, illustrated) are particularly prominent. Another pair of bronze flagpole bases by Menconi, showing an American eagle and representations of the four seasons, to designs of Egerton Swartwout, stand before the Missouri State Capitol.
He married Josephine Zampieri; their son, Ralph J. Menconi (1915–1972), who apprenticed in his father's New York studio, was also a well-known sculptor and medalist.
- He became a naturalized American citizen in 1924 (westchester County Naturalization Records).
- Noted by Henry Hope Reed. The Golden City (New York: Norton Library) 1971, illustrated p. 38; Reed's photograph in the collection of NYPL is inscribed "Written on the verso of one of the four photographs of the flagpole base: Ornament, Raphael and Joseph Menconi, modellers; figures, Sc. Grandelli; S.M. Rasario and Bros.; Menconi Bros." (NYPL Digital Gallery: click "Image details").
- Missouri Capitol: Flagpole, (sculpture).