ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

THEODORE COTILLO BARBAROSSA (1906-1992)

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A sculptor who worked in bronze and stone, Theodore Cotillo Barbarossa was born in Ludlow, Vermont. He studied at the Massachusetts School of Art and at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture, where he received his BFA. His instructors included Cyrus E. Dallin, Heinz Warneke, Raymond Porter, and Robert Eberhard. Over the course of his career, Barbarossa lived alternately in New York and Boston. During the last decade of his life he lived in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Barbarossa exhibited widely, showing his work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the National Academy of Design, New York; the National Sculpture Society. He was a member of the National Sculpture Society, Audubon Artists, Allied Artists of America; the International Institute of Arts and Letters. He created many works in stone for the Catholic Church of the Assumption in Baltimore, five relief panels for the Museum of Science, Boston, and two chapels and ten figures for the Catholic Shrine, Washington, D.C.


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