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Carlo Fontana

Full name: Carlo Fontana
Gender: Male
Born: October 5, 1865 in Carrara, Massa e Carrara, Italy
Died: November 16, 1956 in Sarzana, La Spezia, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Carlo Fontana was a descendant of a distinguished Italian family of artists, among them noted architect Domenico Fontana and the sculptor Pietro Fontana. Carlo studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, earning the "Gold Medal" award in 1884, and the first prize in Roma in 1888. He was professor for plastic figures at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara from 1915-29, mostly executing head-high scultpures and big monuments, such as the monument to the fallen of the First World War in Tivoli, and a marble and bronze monument to the fallen in the Piazza Matteotti in Sarzana. In 1908 he won the competition for what would be his most famous work, a colossal group, the Quadriga of Unita, to be realized in bronze, designed to crown the porch of the Victorian left in Roma, the analogous counterpart to Quadriga of Freedom. The work engaged Fontana for 20 years, and was only installed in 1928, the year he took part in the Olympic Art Competition.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 62 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Italy ITA AC hors concours
1928 Summer 62 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Italy ITA AC hors concours

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 62 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC hors concours Athlète
1928 Summer 62 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC hors concours Premier projet de la colossale "quadriga" pour le monument en hommage du Roi Victor Emmanuel II à Rome