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Carol Bonomo Albright and Christine Palamidessi Moore

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231751

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.001.0001

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Concetta Scaravaglione, Italian-American Sculptor

Concetta Scaravaglione, Italian-American Sculptor

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(p.271) Concetta Scaravaglione, Italian-American Sculptor
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American Woman, Italian Style
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Carol Bonomo Jennngs

Christine Palamidessi Moore

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0027

Concetta Scaravaglione was a critically acclaimed American sculptor. Among the awards and grants she received were major commissions from the Federal Art Project in the 1930s, a grant from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Prix de Rome award from the American Academy, the first such award to be given to a woman. During the early 1920s, Scaravaglione had a love affair with a fellow art student that ended badly. The disruption it caused to her art helped shape her lifelong conviction: she would never marry. Scaravaglione was elected to membership in the New York Society of Women Artists, a group of thirty painters and sculptors. Scaravaglione said, “To sculpture I am grateful for enjoyment and for an opportunity to be free and independent, to create to the extent of my capacities.”

Keywords:   Concetta Scaravaglione, sculptor, Federal Art Project, New York Society of Women Artists

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