C. S. Pietro
(American, b. Italy, 1886-1918)
30 x 14 x 14 in.
Gift of The Brittingham Fund—The University of Wisconsin Trust
Cartaino di Sciarrino Pietro, or C. S. Pietro, was a society sculptor responsible for bust portraits and allegorical statues. His artwork can be found in innumerable collections including the Toledo Museum of Art’s outdoor sculpture collection. In addition to John Muir, Pietro completed a bust of UW-Madison President Charles R. Van Hise. Appropriately, that sculpture remains on display on the 18th floor of Van Hise Hall.
John Muir is located in Birge Hall. Enter through the main doors on the Bascom Hill side of the building. Ascend the staircase on the right. The bust is at the top of the stairs on the second floor mezzanine.
Enter through the eastern side entrance off of the path between Birge Hall and the Law Building. Go straight, take first right, and continue left - following signs for the elevator. Take the elevator up to the second floor. Out of the elevator, turn left. John Muir is located on the opposite side of the second floor mezzanine.
Obituary: American Art News, Vol. 17 No. 2 (Oct. 19, 1918): 4.