Arturo DiModica

"Charging Bull" by DiModica

Arturo DiModica
was born in the small Sicilian city of Vittoria, on January 26, 1941.
In 1960 Arturo left Sicily and his family for Florence where he enrolled in Florence’s Academia Del Nudo.
In 1973 Arturo came to New York City where he opened a studio in SoHo and met with almost immediate acclaim, having his work exhibited widely and winning numerous awards as he had in Italy. In 1978 Arturo purchased undeveloped property on Crosby Street and built his current studio  where his most famous sculpture has been created.
Arturo’s masterpiece is the 3 /12 ton bronze “Charging Bull” competed in December 1989, which has now stood at the southern tip of Broadway, south of Wall Street for more than 15  years. “Charging Bull” has become his most famous work, drawing millions of visitors each year and  featured in print and broadcast media worldwide.  In recognition of his body of work and the singular creativity and fame of “Charging Bull” in 1999 Arturo DiModica was selected for one of the most prestigious annual awards given in the United States the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

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