Tag: Giuseppe Moretti

  • Panther by Giuseppe Moretti

    Four panthers by Giuseppe Moretti decorate the ends of the Panther Hollow Bridge. Below we see the signature of the artist in the bronze.

    Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS.

  • Hygeia

    Giuseppe Moretti’s statue of Hygeia, goddess of health and proper hand-washing, stands as a memorial to physicians from Allegheny County who served in the First World War.

    Camera: Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z3.

  • Welcome Sculptures by Giuseppe Moretti at the Highland Avenue Entrance to Highland Park

     

    One of Pittsburgh’s two most famous and most prolific sculptors (the other being Frank Vittor), Giuseppe Moretti decorated the entrances to Highland Park with extraordinary bronzes. Note that these two opposite figures are matching but entirely different: Moretti sculpted them from two different models and posed them differently, thus making literally twice as much work for himself as an ordinary sculptor would.

  • Hygeia

    Giuseppe Moretti’s sculpture of Hygeia stands in Schenley Park as a memorial to the physicians who served in the First World War.

  • Edward Manning Bigelow

    Giuseppe Moretti’s statue of Edward Manning Bigelow stands at the entrance to Schenley Park in Oakland. It was Mr. Bigelow’s persuasive ability that gave us Schenley Park, which was created from the land that had belonged to Mary Schenley, heir to the O’Hara glass fortune; she had left Pittsburgh and was living in England, where Mr. Bigelow went to see her. He fought hard for a park here, a woodland oasis in the middle of the rapidly expanding city, though powerful interests wanted the land for more urban development. Mr. Bigelow also planned several of the broad boulevards that meander through the eastern part of the city: Beechwood Boulevard, Washington Boulevard, and Grant Boulevard, which after his death was renamed Bigelow Boulevard.