Piranesi Collage

Piranesi Collage


JAMES LAMANTIA (1923-2011)
Piranesi Collage
Framed: 20 1⁄4 x 17 3⁄4 in.


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New Orleans architect and painter James Lamantia graduated from Tulane University’s School of Architecture and received a degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design under Walter Gropius.  He was awarded a Prix de Rome in 1949 and a Fullbright Fellowship in architecture and painting in 1950. He has taught at Harvard, Yale and Columbia Universities and was Emeritus Professor of Architecture, at Tulane University. His most recent works were collages, assemblages from his Hurricane Katrina-ravaged collection of Piranesi prints.