Rudolph Edward Torrini
Born March 31, 1923 (age 95)
Died: September 5, 2018
Education BFA, Washington University 1949; Fulbright Scholar, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze 1949; MFA, University of Notre Dame 1958
Known for Sculpture, Wood Carving, Drawing
Notable work Italian Immigrants, Martin Luther King, Union Soldier
Rudolph Edward Torrini (born March 31, 1923) is an American artist most known for his sculptures, wood carvings and bronze public monuments in the St. Louis area, including “The Immigrants”, “The Union Soldier,” and “Martin Luther King.” A student of Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, his work is also influenced by the works of Auguste Rodin. Torrini trained and taught Bob Cassilly, founder of the City Museum in St. Louis, and also helped establish the Master of Fine Arts program in Fontbonne College.