Mt. Carmel St. Cristina Society

Italian-American Artists

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Costontino Brumioli was a great Fresco painter that came to the United States in 1852. He was born in Rome in 1805, and he worked in the Vatican for three years; but in 1852, he settled in Washington, D.C. where he painted several large frescos on the ceiling of the tunnels and other parts of the State Capitol, but many other Italian American artists were ignored. These artists were Carlo Bellini, Ferdinando Palmo, and especially Guisepppe Cerseehi, a very important sculptor. Cerseehi introduced the portrait bust to America, which was the most important form of sculpture in the early nineteenth century.