Pericle Fazzini

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Pericle Fazzini
Pericle Fazzini La Sibilla.JPG
La Sibilla (the Sibyl)
Born4 May 1913
Died4 December 1987 (Age 74)
Rome, Italy
EducationAccademia di Belle Arti di Roma

Pericle Fazzini (4 May 1913 – 4 December 1987) was an Italian painter and sculptor.[1] His large work, La Resurrezione, is installed in the Aula Paolo VI in the Vatican City in Rome.[2][3]


Fazzini was born on 4 May 1913 at Grottammare, in the province of Ascoli Piceno in the Marche, to Vittorio Fazzini and Maria Alessandrini. As a boy he worked with his brothers in the family carpentry workshop, where he learned to carve wood. In 1930, with the help of the poet Mario Rivosecchi, he moved to Rome to study at the Scuola libera del nudo.[4][5]

In 1931, he won a competition in Catania to design a monument to cardinal Dusmet; it was never made. In 1932 he took part in a competition for the Pensionato Artistico Nazionale of the Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione, the Italian ministry of arts and education, and with his low-relief Uscita dall'arca ("leaving the ark") won a two-year bursary.[4]

He died in Rome on 4 December 1987.[4]



  1. ^ Fazzini, Pericle (Italian painter and sculptor, 1913-1987). Union List of Artist Names Online. J. Paul Getty Trust. Accessed December 2018.
  2. ^ [AP] (5 December 1987). Pericle Fazzini, 74, a Sculptor for Vatican. The New York Times. Accessed December 2018.
  3. ^ Piero Pacini (2003). Fazzini, Pericle. Grove Art Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (subscription required).
  4. ^ a b c Valerio Rivosecchi (1995). Fazzini, Pericle (in Italian). Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, volume 45. Roma: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed January 2015.
  5. ^ Pericle Fazzini. Venice: Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Accessed December 2018.