1928Richard Recchia (1888-1983) became Rockport’s first resident sculptor.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Notable People, Art

Portrait of Richard Rocchia, n.d. Gloucester Daily Times, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 12453
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Recchia’s style was elegant, figurative, and idealized. In 1913, Pratt invited Recchia to do the piece that started his career, the 1914 bas-relief in marble for the Fenway entrance of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Architecture. Because of Recchia, another important sculptor, Italian immigrant Anthony DeFrancisi (1887-1964) also came to Cape Ann.

The Kitty Parsons and Richard Recchia Collection, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA.
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