A. G. Rizzoli (American, 1896–1981)
Mother Symbolically Represented / The Kathredal, 1935
Considered an outsider artist, A. G. Rizzoli had no formal art training and seemed to have lived a quiet life working as an architectural draftsman for nearly forty years. Few likely knew that he also meticulously and devotedly represented family and friends in striking architectural drawings. Mother Symbolically Represented / The Kathredal was the first in this series, which on the whole also imagined an elaborate world expo, the Yield to Total Elation, inspired by the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. While the work showcases a precise, grand vision from a nearly forgotten artist, it is primarily a portrait of a woman whose son admired her deeply.
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