Place of publication, production, or execution: United States
General Note: Originally recorded on 1 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 58 min.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Pietro Lazzari, 1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding: Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note: Pietro Lazzari (1898-1979) was a sculptor and painter from Washington, D.C. Lazzari studied art in Paris and at the Ornamental School of Rome. After several trips to the United States during the late 1920s, he settled here permanently in 1929. Following his marriage in 1934, he worked on two murals for the U.S. Section of Fine Arts. Moved to Washington, D.C., 1942, and began teaching and doing his art work. He is known for his bronze busts of humanitarians, most notably Pope Paul VI, Adlai Stevenson, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Represented by the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York. Was very active in the Washington, D.C. art community.
Provenance: Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Location Note: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
interviewee: Lazzari, Pietro, 1898-1979
interviewer: Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-
Subject: United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts
Subject: New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)12397
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213617
Record number: AAA_collcode_lazzar64