Sculptor Mauro Staccioli Disappears in Milan.

Mauro Staccioli, a sculptor born in Volterra in 1937, passes away in Milan. He is best known for the Ring of St. Martin, a work-symbol of Volterra.

The new year began with mourning in the art world: on the night between December 31, 2017 and January 1, 2018, sculptor Mauro Staccioli died at his home in Milan. The news comes from his family and the Mauro Staccioli Association, of which his daughter Giulia is president.

Born in Volterra on Feb. 11, 1937, so he would have been 81 years old next month, Staccioli graduated from theState Art Institute of Volterra in 1954 (cabinetmaking) and, after teaching in Cagliari and Lodi, landed in 1968 in Milan, first at the Albert Einstein Scientific High School and then at the Brera Art School, of which he would become director in the mid-1970s.
He was also an associate member of theAcadémie Royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique and a National Academician of the Accademia di San Luca.

His best-known work is theRing of St. Martin, an installation that has become a symbol of the city of Volterra.
The funeral will be held in Volterra with a civil rite in public form tomorrow, January 3, after the body is displayed in the Sala del Maggior Consiglio of the Palazzo dei Priori from 1 to 3 p.m.

Pictured: Mauro Staccioli, Rome 2010 (2010). Ph. Credit

Sculptor Mauro Staccioli Disappears in Milan.
Sculptor Mauro Staccioli Disappears in Milan.

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