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Jun132013

GIOVANNI ANDREI

Born in Carrara, Italy, in 1757, sculptor Giovanni Andrei started his career in Florence. He came to the United States in February 1806, with his wife, under an agreement to do sculptural work at the Capitol. His services were secured through the aid of Philip Mazzei, a friend and correspondent of President Jefferson. Andrei modeled the capitals for the Hall of the House of Representatives (more)

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