Pietro Calvi - Buy or sell works
1833, Milan (Italy) - 27 June 1884, Milan (Italy)
Calvi trained at the Academy of Brera in Milan. He was influenced by Giovanni Seleroni, an Italian sculptor (1807-1894) who supported him in his experiments with coloured marble. He carved the statue of St. Valeria for the Milan Cathedral and worked at the Dome of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
He was among the Italian artists present at the Milan World’s Fair in 1867, at the Paris Opera Festival in 1870, at the Royal Academy in London in 1872 with a version of his Othello, considered one of the masterpieces of the coloured sculpture tradition, and at the Paris World’s Fair in 1878.