Libero Andreotti  (Italian, 1875-1933) 

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Libero Andreotti Biography
1875   Born in Pescia, Italy. Andreotti worked as an illustrator in Palermo, Tuscany and Florence, Italy. His friendship with poet Giovanni Pascoli introduced him to cultural endeavors.
1910 - 1919   Lived and worked in Paris, France, where he was influenced by the work of Rodin and Bourdelle
1920   Returned to Florence, Italy.
1933   Died: Florence, Italy
1992   Libero Andreotti Plaster Cast Museum opens in Pescia to celebrate his work
Selected Exhibitions
1950 - 2008   Allerton Gardens of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens (installation), Kauai, Hawaii
2007   "Cézanne in Florence: Two Collectors and the 1910 Exhibition of Impressionism", Strozzi Palace, Milan, Italy
1978   Exhibition of works by Libero Andreotti, Palazzo Strozzi, Milan, Italy (solo)
1976   "Libero Andreotti: A Retrospective", Pescia, Italy
1932   International XVIII Esposizione of art, Venice, Italy
1922   Commissioned Monument (to the fallen ones of Roncade); this followed with monuments in Saronno, the basilica of S. Cross, Florence, and the Arc of the Victoria, Bolzano, Italy.
1921   Galleria Pesaro, Milan Italy
  Permanent collections: Libero Andreotti Cast Museum, Pescia, Italy; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy
Literature
1997   William Warren,” The Tropical Garden”, Thames and Hudson Publishing, pp. 154-5.
1980   ANDREOTTI LIBERO ET AL, Scultura Toscana Del Novecento ; Firenze: Centro Internazionale Del Libro S.p.A, 1980. Hardback. 4-412pp