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Alfonso Iannelli

Details of Design: Chicago exhibit includes treasured traces of Northwest Indiana

Details of Design: Chicago exhibit includes treasured traces of Northwest Indiana

Tim Samuelson, Chicago Cultural Historian and curator, finds it humorous, yet very accurate, how his latest exhibit at Chicago Cultural Center is billed with the tag: "Singer David Bowie's 'Modern Love' might make an appropriate theme song for Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli, for it was their …

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Alfonso Iannelli Designed "Bishop's Chair" for St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Michigan City, Ind.

Alfonso Iannelli Designed "Bishop's Chair" for St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Michigan City, Ind.

Alfonso Iannelli and the Iannelli Studios were commissioned in 1928 to design a new altar and furnishings for the St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Michigan City, Ind., including this stately solid wood "Bishop's Chair."

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Sunbeam Coffeemaster from 1938 Designed by Artist Alfonso Iannelli

Sunbeam Coffeemaster from 1938 Designed by Artist Alfonso Iannelli

The shiny "stacked" Sunbeam Coffeemaster from 1938 designed by artist Alfonso Iannelli represents his later career beginnings working with commercial industries accepting assignments that he believed would allow him to use his eye for contemporary and modernism art incorporated into everyday…

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Tree and Leaves with Owl Terra Cotta Screen for Oliver P. Morton School, Hammond - 1936

Tree and Leaves with Owl Terra Cotta Screen for Oliver P. Morton School, Hammond - 1936

This intricate screen, featuring the shady leaves of a sprawling tree forming a canopy for a wise owl, is from the now razed Oliver P. Morton School in Hammond. Created in 1936, it is just one panel piece of a decorative perforated terra cotta screen that was above the entrance of the school.

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Terra Cotta Adornment Sculpture of Amused Child Cradling a Rabbit while Stacking Building Blocks from Oliver P. Morton School in Hammond-1936

Terra Cotta Adornment Sculpture of Amused Child Cradling a Rabbit while Stacking Building Blocks from Oliver P. Morton School in Hammond-1936

In a collaboration that included Chicago architect George Grant Elmslie, artis Alfonso Iannelli created this terra cotta sculpture of an amused child cradling a rabbit while stacking building blocks for the Oliver P. Morton Elementary School in Hammond in 1936. This block adornment was locat…

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