Saturday, July 24, 2010

We The People

Mauro Pozzobonelli has come to the Ann Arbor Art Fairs every year for the past 10 years. "This is the best show in the country, the biggest, too," says the Italian immigrant who now lives in West Palm Beach. Pozzobonelli has been a sculptor for more than 40 years, creating more than 3,000 pieces of relief artwork. He began his career sculpting the faces of tourists in a busy piazza in Florence. He also studied in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and several years ago came to America where he has been commissioned to do sculptures of celebrities such as Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Julio Iglesias. Today, his clay-based, fresco-over-sculpture pieces continue to catch the eye and inspire.

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