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John Gregory

1923 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 bronze 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 8


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Anthony de Francisci created many medals and reliefs to commemorate important events and individuals, but he also sculpted portraits that signal his affection and respect for friends, many of whom were fellow artists. This portrait honors John Clements Gregory, an American sculptor who won a fellowship to Rome and also studied at the Art Students League in New York City. Gregory eventually became an associate of the National Academy of Design and had a long career as an educator. This artist’s strike, or sample, represents the obverse of a portrait medal and recognizes Gregory’s standing as a fellow at the American Academy in Rome.

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Occupation - art - sculptor

Portrait male - Gregory, John - head

sculpture - medal-sample

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964

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