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Sculptor in marble and bronze, printmaker, Plazzotta was born at Mestre, Venice, Italy, and became an artist with an international reputation. He studied sculpture with Giacomo Manzu and architecture at the Politecnico in Milan, 1938–46. He did an enormous volume of commissioned work, including the Catholic University, in Washington, and the Boys’ Town Monument, Nebraska, both in America; and Nippon Television Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. He held extensive one-man shows, including Marjorie Parr Gallery, Edinburgh Festival, Hogarth Gallery, New Orleans, and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. Several open-air exhibitions were staged. The Bruton Street Gallery held retrospectives in 1995 and 1998. Jonathan Poole, Compton Cassey Gallery, near Withington, showed bronzes and etchings in 2002.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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