Alfonso Iannelli - Study for Monument to Democracy, 1930s

Original, vintage gelatin silverphotograph of a machete - Study for Monument to Democracy - by Frank Lloyd Wright Associate Alfonso Iannelli (1886-1965). Iannelli was a major American sculptor, poster and graphic designer. He collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright on the Midway Gardens , Chicago, 1912-1915, Purcell and Elmslie , Sioux City courthouse, circa 1916-1920, Barry Byrne , John Lloyd Wright and Bruce Goff on many commission and projects. He also did many important displays for the 1933 Century of Progress in Chicago. He was a highly influential commercial artist, industrial and interior and architectural designer in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s.

The photograph is printed on thin glossy stock, on verso, in ink, upper left – Study for Monument to Democracy . Thumb-dent/crease upper left in dark background, some silver oxidation along left and right edges seen in raking light, otherwise excellent condition. Dimensions: 7 x 9-1/2 inches. Provenance: Kelmscott Gallery, Chicago; Estate of Alfonso Iannelli. Note: We make every effort to describe our offerings as thoroughly as possible, but please look closely at the images for the clearest picture of condition . We are happy to answer questions, but caution bidders that all items are sold "as is", unless they are clearly not as described.