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ID: 500002494
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500002494

 
Record Type: Person
Rodia, Simon (American sculptor and folk artist, 1879-1965)

Note: Rodia worked for 33 years to build the Watts Towers in Los Angeles, a mosiac of broken glass, sea shells, pottery and tile. The tallest tower measures 99 1/2 feet.

Names:
Rodia, Simon (preferred,V,index)
Simon Rodia (V,display)
Don Simon (V)
Roda, Simon (V)
Rodia, Sam (V)
Rodilla, Sam (V)
Rodilla, Simon (V)
Sabato Rodia (V)
Simon Rodilla (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
Italian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
architect
sculptor
folk artist
amateur architect
laborer
amateur artist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Italy (Europe) (nation)

Events:
relocation:   in 1890  Pennsylvania (United States) (state)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Rodia, Simon (I)

Biographies:
(American sculptor and folk artist, 1879-1965) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Amateur architect, 1879-1965) ..... [AVERY]
(American sculptor, 1879?-1965) ..... [BHA]
(artist 1879-1965) ..... [GRL]
(amateur architect, 1879-1965) ..... [AVERY]
(American labourer, 1879-1965) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Don Simon ........ [VP]
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Roda, Simon ........ [BHA, GRL]
........................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
Rodia, Sam ........ [AVERY, GRL]
......................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
......................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
Rodia, Simon ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
..........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..........................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 88034722
..........................  The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia. The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department
Rodilla, Sam ........ [BHA]
..........................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Rodilla, Simon ........ [GRL]
..............................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
Sabato Rodia ........ [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Simon Rodia ........ [AVERY, VP]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Simon Rodilla ........ [VP]
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, Gallery Systems, GRL, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Art Index (1929-) gives dates "1880?-1965"
....................  Artist Biographies Master Index (1986)
....................  Avery Library Catalog (1968) [dates: 1879- ]
....................  Avery Library Catalog (n.d.)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Branner, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Index 1941-1961 (1974)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n88034722
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Jrnl. Soc. Arch. Historians
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n88034722
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 88034722
....................  MoMA, Library Catalog (1976)
....................  New Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
....................  Omnibus 4/10 [MP] (1955)
....................  The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia. The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, GRL, VP]
.......... Avery Library Catalog (n.d.)
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