Eli Marozzi

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E Pluribus Unumby Eli Marozzi, 1982

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

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.[1] 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.[2] His public sculptures include:[3][4]

In addition to his art and teaching, Marozzi traveled extensively in India, heightening his interest in Indian art and philosophy.[5] His sculpture E Pluribus Unum, installed at Jefferson Elementary School in Honolulu, Hawaii, shows the Indian Hindu influence on the artist's style.[6] He founded the Vedanta Society of Hawaii, and served as president from its inception. He illustrated the book, Buddhist Stories for Children by E. K. Shinkaku Hunt (published by Takiko Ichinose, 1959 ASIN: B0007HEFCU). Marozzi died in a hospice on August 31, 1999 at age 86.[7]

Printed works[edit]

  • Hunt, E. K. Shinkaku & illustrated by Eli R. Marozzi, Buddhist Stories for Children, Honolulu, Takiko Ichinose, 1959 ASIN: B0007HEFCU
  • 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

References[edit]

  • 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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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Morse, Harold, "Honolulu sculptor, artist Eli R. Marozzi dies at 86" in Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sept. 8, 1999
  2. ^ Radford, Georgia and Warren Radford, Sculpture in the Sun, Hawaii's Art for Open Spaces, University of Hawaii Press, 1978, p. 94
  3. ^ Smithsonian Art Inventory Catolog
  4. ^ Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
  5. ^ Radford, Georgia and Warren Radford, Sculpture in the Sun, Hawaii's Art for Open Spaces, University of Hawaii Press, 1978, p. 94
  6. ^ Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
  7. ^ Morse, Harold, "Honolulu sculptor, artist Eli R. Marozzi dies at 86" in Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sept. 8, 1999