Gaetano Cecere, (November 26, 1894 – 1985) American sculptor, born, educated and worked in New York City. He studied with Hermon A MacNeil, with work in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and Gaetano, known as Guy attended the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design and the National Academy of Design. In 1920 he won the Prix de Rome and studied at the American Academy in Rome for several years. During this period a "tendency to simplify forms for decorative effects was developed.". Cecere has works collected by many major museums, from Classical to Contemporary, including the Smithsonian Institution, the "National Collection of Fine Arts" and the Archives of American Art".
He was a member of the National Sculpture Society.
- Eighth issue of the Society of Medalists No Easy Way from Earth to Stars, 1933.
- Abraham Lincoln Memorial "larger than life" (10" 6") bronze statue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, War Memorial Plaza, 1934
- 1939 New York World's Fair, two monumental statues representing American Manhood and American Womanhood 1939
- USPO, Great Neck, New York, Large carved in stone American Eagle,1940
- U.S. Capitol, United States House of Representatives Chambers and rotunda, bas relief portraits of famous lawmakers Alphonso X, "the Wise", George Mason, Simon de Montfort and Justinian, 1949-50
- Smithsonian Institution collection
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
- Norfolk Museum of Art
- Brookgreen Gardens, published featured artist,1938
- National Collection of Fine Art, Smithsonian Institution
- Federal Reserve Bank
- Catell Press,1970 ed.American Artists
- AskArt.com/Gaetano Cecere
- American Academy, Rome, Italy
- ^ Proske, Beatrice Gilman, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens, SC, 1943 pp. 311-314
- ^ National Sculpture Society, ‘’Contemporary American Sculpture’’, National Sculpture Society, NY 1929
- ^ Buck, Diane M and Virginia A Palmer ‘’Outdoor Sculpture in Milwaukee: A Cultural and Historical Guidebook’’, The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison 1995 pp. 14-16
- ^ Architect of the Capitol, ‘’Compilation of Works of Art and Other Objects in the United States Capitol’’, United States Printing Office, Washington 1965 p79-80