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Gaetano Cecere Portrait

Gaetano Cecere Portrait

Gaetano Cecere

Born:
New York, New York 1894

Died:
Stamford, Connecticut 1985

Active in:

  • Old Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Rome, Italy

Photo Caption:
Gaetano Cecere, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0079650

Photo Caption:
Gaetano Cecere in his studio, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0079654

Luce Artist Biography

Gaetano Cecere studied in Rome and later served as director of the Department of Sculpture at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York City. In 1940 he was selected to redecorate portions of the U.S. Capitol buildings House of Representatives Chamber. Later in his career, Cecere taught art at Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia.