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[Chicago Final Edition]
Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Ill.
Subjects: Retail stores; Sculpture
Author: Kogan, Rick
Date: Jan 18, 2004
Start Page: 7
Section: Magazine
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Orlandi Statuary was founded in 1911 by an ambitious young artisan named Eigisto Orlandi, who learned the craft of casting and molding at the British Museum before returning to his native town in Lucca, Italy. He couldn't make a buck there and so made his way to Chicago, where he found people eager for his wares. Among his first clients were architects Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, and his work from that time can still be seen in old mansions, theaters and churches.

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