31 May 1816
|Died||1 June 1892
|Known for||Sculptor, etching|
Pio Fedi (1815–1892) was an Italian sculptor who worked chiefly in the Romantic style.
Fedi is best known for his sculpture of the Rape of Polyxena, or Pyrrhus and Polyxena (unveiled 1866), in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, Italy. Fedi had a studio at 89 Via de Serragli. He also completed statues of Niccola Pisano and of the great scientist, Cisalpine, for the Portico degli Uffizi. His other works included a sculptural group of the Fury of Atamante, King of Thebes, The Genius of Fishing, Hope Nourishing Love, Hyppolite and Dianora del Bardi, and Castalla persecuted by Apollon. He designed the Monument to General Manfredo Fanti, molded in bronze by Papi, which stands in the Piazza San Marco.
One of his pupils was Giovanni Bastianini.
- Emilio Bacciotti, Bacciotti's Handbook of Florence and Its Environs, Or, The Stranger Conducted Through Its Principal Monuments, Studios, Churches, Palaces, Galleries, Streets and Shops, Tipografia Mariani, 1885.
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