By Anne Leader
Italo-Lithuanian sculptor Antonietta Raphaël died on 5 September 1975 in Rome at age 75. Trained as a musician in London, Raphaël moved to Rome in 1924 after a brief stay in Paris. Part of the movement known as the Scuola romana, Raphaël’s work shows the influence of Fauvism and a decidedly anti-academic approach. Her career was interrupted in 1939 when she went into hiding from Fascist anti-Semitic laws. She returned to sculpture after the war, exhibiting in the Venice Biennale, the Rome Quadriennale, and other venues.
Reference: Silvia Lucchesi. “Raphael, Antonietta.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.
Further reading: Raphael Antonietta. Sculture in villa by Fabrizio D’Amico
Self-portrait with Violin, 1928, Private collection.
Mafai with a Cat, 1942, Rome, private collection.
Miriam Sleeping, 1938/58, Rome, private collection.
Artist in her Studio, 1968.