Pericle Fazzini (Grottammare, IT, 1913 – Rome, IT, 1987)
In 1929, Pericle Fazzini attended drawing courses of the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome where he spent most of his life. He was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, then at the Brera Academy in Milan. He worked with different materials, from clay to bronze and won several awards. His earliest works are above all sculptures in relief carved in wood, compositions of Baroque inspiration that underline movement and plasticity. If the style becomes gradually more sober, Fazzini does not abandon his interest in plasticity and the “unfinished” to emphasize the expressive qualities of the work. Fazzini is best known for his later, more monumental works, including Monument to the Resistance (Monumento alla Resistenza, 1956) in Ancona and Resurrection (La resurrezione, 1972–77), commissioned by the Vatican.