Annapolis, meet Constantino Brumidi, ‘the Michelangelo of the United States’

Oct 05, 2019 881

BY: Selene San Felice

Constantino Brumidi is Annapolis’ newest resident. A bronze statue of the Greek-Italian-American historical painter was erected at the Brown-Leanos Park at Westgate Circle as a donation to the city from the Foundation of Hellenism of America. The 500-pound statue arrived by air and was placed in Annapolis in late August.

Brumidi (1805-1880) was born in Italy to an Italian mother and Greek father, where trained in the art of fresco painting starting at the age of 13. At 50 years old, he fled Italy as a political refugee and immigrated to America, where he became known for his fresco murals painted over 25 years in the Capitol in Washington, D.C. 

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