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Comments on "Michael Rizzello, Coin Designer"
« on: April 19, 2011, 08:40:41 PM »
Michael Rizzello was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors (RBS) in 1955, and a Fellow in 1961, the year he won the Sir Otto Beit Medal for Sculpture, and served an unprecedented term of two five-year periods as RBS president, from 1976 to 1986. He was also President of the Society of Portrait Sculptors and a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers. He died in September 2004.
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 08:41:46 PM »
Two works by Michael Rizzello: a statuette of Lloyd George, and a commercial badge.
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Re: Comments on "Michael Rizzello, Coin Designer"
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 01:10:07 AM »
That devil's head he is working on looks too much like a self-portrait to be a coincidence. Fun.

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Re: Comments on "Michael Rizzello, Coin Designer"
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 03:24:51 PM »
That devil's head he is working on looks too much like a self-portrait to be a coincidence. Fun.

Peter

I can see the resemblance, though Mr Rizzello didn't own a beard. His numismatic portraiture was very good, and I like the detail of his wildlife too.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 07:38:01 PM »
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Re: Comments on "Michael Rizzello, Coin Designer"
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 02:21:58 AM »
I like him as a sculptor and medallist. A particular favourite is his 25th Anniversary of the Inauguration of the Prince of Wales.
Also the 900th anniversary of the founding of Westminster Abbey.