Eli Marozzi

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'E Pluribus Unum', a white Vermont marble sculpture, 1982, President Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Eli Raphael Marozzi (1913–1999) was a sculptor, ceramist, and teacher.


He was born in Motegallo, Italy, but came to the United States as a child and grew up in Pennsylvania. He served in the United States military from 1941 to 1943. Marozzi received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1949 and a master's degree from the University of Hawaii in 1952. His most prominent public sculptures include:

In addition to his art and teaching, Marozzi founded the Vedanta Society of Hawaii, and served as president from its inception. He died in a hospice on August 31, 1999 at age 86.


  • Eli Raphael Marozzi (1952). The influence of medium and technique on sculptural form, especially in ceramic and stone sculpture. University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Master of Arts Thesis


  • Falk, Peter Hastings, Who Was Who in American Art, Madison, CT, Sound View Press, 1999.
  • Morse, Harold, Honolulu sculptor, artist Eli R. Marozzi dies at 86, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, September 8, 1999.
  • Radford, Georgia and Warren Radford, Sculpture in the Sun, Hawaii's Art for Open Spaces, University of Hawaii Press, 1978, 35, 94.

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