Carmelo Cappello (1912-1996) was a famous Italian sculptor. After studying at the Comiso Art Institute, he moved to Rome in 1929, where he lived and studied in the studio of sculptor Ettore Colla.
In 1937 Cappello made his debut as a sculptor, and a year later his first solo exhibition opened in Romes Bragaglia Gallery. Recognition of his talent was immediate and as early as 1941 Cappello began to collaborate with Gio Ponti, who even curated an exhibition of his work in a gallery in Milan (1942). Later Cappellos biography expanded to include six Venice Biennials, seven Rome Quadrennials and three Milan Triennials. By the end of the 1970s Carmelo Cappello had participated in major exhibitions in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, France, the USA and Britain.
Cappellos works remain at the peak of popularity in our days, regularly appearing at the worlds leading auctions. The record price for Cappellos work at auction is $42,606 USD for Luomo nello spazio, sold at Il Ponte in 2018.