Help save this masterpiece!

Debarbieri Memorial

Luigi Brizzolara, Sculptor, 1918

The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno in Genoa, Italy is one of the world's great sculpture collections, but these masterpieces are at risk. Will you help save them, so they can continue to enrich and inspire future generations?

In this dynamic Art Nouveau work, the woman’s gown swirls around her as if in the midst of a cyclone, and rises up to mix with smoke that engulfs the bust of Alfredo Debarbieri. Heavy layers of dirt encrust the work, obscuring it, so it is very hard not just to discern the details but even to appreciate the composition. Just imagine how this will look once restored, with the artist’s full dramatic intent revealed.

We also plan to restore the two virtuoso gems flanking this monumental sculpture. These are the sculptures of Luigi Bodoano and Teresa Maina, completing this beautiful tableau. Once restored, we will continue to endow their maintenance. AFIMS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

If you would prefer to send your donation by check, make it payable to AFIMS and mail it to:
7n057 IL Route 25
Elgin, IL 60120-8806

Tel: 1-312-226-1141

American Friends of Italian Monumental Sculpture (AFIMS) is a United States based not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations to AFIMS are fully deductible to the full extent of United States law.

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