Daprato Rigali Studios

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Daprato Rigali Studios

Daprato Rigali Studios (formerly Daprato Statuary Company) is an interior restoration and renovation company in Chicago.[1] It was founded in 1860[2] by the Daprato brothers, Italian immigrants from the town of Barga. The company specializes in decorative painting, stained glass and marble fabrication.[3]


In 1881, John E. Rigali, the great-grandfather of the firm’s current family members, completed his training in Florence and immigrated to Chicago to work with the Daprato brothers. Rigali became a partner in 1884 and, in 1890, president of Daprato Statuary Company.[4]

In 1909, Pope Saint Pius X bestowed on Daprato Studios the title of "Pontifical Institute of Christian Art."[5]

By the mid-1920s they operated locations in Chicago, Montreal, New York City and Pietrasanta.

In 1960, under the guidance of Robert Rigali, the organization took on the name, Daprato Rigali Studios.[6]

The company is currently managed by 4th generation Rigali family members Bob, John, Mike and Elizabeth.

Notable Projects[edit]


The Pontifical Institute of Christian Art

External links[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.dmoz.org/Business/Construction_and_Maintenance/Historic_Preservation/Materials_and_Supplies/
  2. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=OY_o8YXKg8QC&pg=PA627&lpg=PA627&dq=%22john+e.+rigali%22&source=bl&ots=XpYZ6OTyiD&sig=3OgDB0qe-R9KkQ_MiL4kqfZN1PQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjG04763KHPAhVFPz4KHeV9Dg4Q6AEIQzAL#v=onepage&q=%22john%20e.%20rigali%22&f=false
  3. ^ http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-08-14/news/0308140128_1_papal-altar-furnishings
  4. ^ Butterman, Eric (Spring 2006). "Church restoration a family reunion". Notre Dame magazine. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Daprato Rigali Studios - Our Legacy". Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  6. ^ Brachear, Manya A. (2 August 2009). "Renovated Holy Name shines in debut mass". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.pjstar.com/article/20150512/NEWS/150519793
  8. ^ http://faithdigital.org/Mundelein/MUNSum15/CB5961D2F764A3E99F7C0FAA78D2FD85/MUNSpring:Summer15.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.cathedralofchristtheking.org/docs/bulletin/07-13-14.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.daily-journal.com/life/beaverville-historic-church-nearing-end-of-restoration/article_62eb5b56-1336-5a3a-9c5f-d9424952c985.html
  11. ^ http://www.diocesealex.org/sites/default/files/docs/ct_7-22-13redacted.pdf