Laura Cretara (Biographical details)

Laura Cretara (sculptor/medallist; Italian; Female; 1939; born)

Also known as

Cretara, Laura

Biography

Sculptor and medallist. Designer of coins and medals. Born in Rome. Studied under Guttuso, Fazzini, Giampaoli and Balardi. Awarded many prizes and scholarships. In 1961 entered the Italian State Mint. Was the first woman in Italy to sign currency.

Bibliography

P Attwood, 'Acquisitions of medals (1983-1987)', British Museum Occasional Paper 78, London, 1991.