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Oran Giannotti

July 9, 1967 - 

May 20, 2006

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John  J. Giannotti


Haddonfield, New Jersey

John Giannotti, the creator of the Hadrosaurus foulkii bronze in Haddonfield, New Jersey, among many other public sculptures and monuments, has exhibited his work world-wide including solo shows at the Gallery of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England; the Galleria Lucia Burgassi, Galleria Uraniadue, and the Galleria Cimabue in Florence, Italy; and the Margaret Lipworth Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida.  His monumental bronze sculptures and other works are in public and private collections in the U.S., Italy, Switzerland, Venezuela, Australia, and Japan, where his bronze monuments of Walt Whitman and Madame Curie stand in sculpture parks at Soka University in Tokyo. His 8' bronze of Whitman with Butterfly is in the permanent collection of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Museum in Huntington, New York. 

In the Delaware Valley, Giannotti’s public art is on display at the Children’s Garden near the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ (Whitman bronze), the Lakeland Fire Training Center in Blackwood (Fireman monument), the Chews Landing Fire Company (“The Rescue” monument), Harleigh Cemetery (Illustration on granite marker for Walt Whitman’s tomb), Camden County Parks (“Seven Deadlies” bronze shark series), Rutgers University (Bronze time capsule and Whitman bronze), Cooper Hospital (Waugh/Coriell Portraits), the Camden waterfront (L-3 Communications monument), the Franciscan Monastery in Cherry Hill, NJ, (Sister Micarelli bronze), Valley Forge, PA, (the Monokefalos Bronze at the Pontian Memorial), Temple University (the Temple Owl), Haddonfield, NJ (The Little Artist, the Hadrosaurus foulkii monument, My Dog Blue, the Buttonwood painted relief), and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA (Dr. Richard Rothman portrait bust).

In 2002, he designed the Victims of Terrorism Memorial honoring civilians and U.S. military personnel who have lost their lives in terrorist attacks during the past 30 years. The memorial is located along the Cooper River in Pennsauken, New Jersey near Philadelphia, PA. 

John Giannotti received a BFA cum laude from SUNY Buffalo,  an MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, and was a Visiting Artist at the Johnson Atelier in Princeton.  He served as that institute’s Academic Director in 1980.    Giannotti is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University where he was a faculty member at the Camden and New Brunswick campuses for thirty three years until his recent retirement.  While at Rutgers he chaired the Department of Fine Arts (Art, Music and Theatre), developed both the International Studies Program and the Computer Graphics/Computer Animation program in Camden, and served as Resident Director of the Rutgers Junior Year Program in Florence in 1990-1991 and 1996-1997.  He received the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Outstanding Faculty Award in 1988.


  • 2021 "My Dog Blue", Design Cast Gypsum, for the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust, Haddonfield NJ 

  • 2021 "The Buttonwood" relief painting, Haddonfield Public Library

  • 2020, Richard Rothman Portrait Bust, the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2019 Wolfson Farm, Cherry Hill NJ

       Equestrian Pediment, Mixed Media 14' L

  • 2018 Kroc Center, Camden NJ

       SuperGraphic Installation 100' diameter 

  • 2017 Temple Owl, Bronze, 10' x 7', for Carolfi Studios

  • 2014 Dave Robinson Portrait Bust, Bronze, Moorestown, NJ

  • 2013 New Whitman Monument, Whitman Shoppes, Huntington, New York

  • 2013 9/11 Monument (Consultant and Designer) Haddonfield, NJ

  • 2013 "The Little Artist" Life size bronze tribute to Hillary Johnston, Haddonfield, NJ

  • 2012 Rosie the Riveter, Wood-ridge, NJ

  • 2011 Cooper Hospital/Coriell Institute Portraits, 7' x 10', Camden, NJ

  • 2010 Whitman with Butterfly, Bronze, 8'h, Walt Whitman Birthplace Museum, Huntington, New York

  • 2009 Matthew Henson Monument, Epoxy Bronze, 12' h, Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum

  • 2008 Tile Frieze, Markeim Arts Center, Haddonfield, NJ

  • 2008 Whitman Bronze, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

  • 2006 Pontian Genocide Memorial. Bronze Eagle (Monokefalos)Dedicated September 10, 2006, Valley Forge, PA

  • 2006 Rescue V (bronze), Port St. Lucie Fire District, Port St. Lucie, Florida

  • 2005 Sister Barbara Micarelli (bronze), Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Cherry Hill, New Jersey (in progress)

  • 2004 Chief Robert Kristie Memorial (bronze), Willow Springs Fire District, Willow Springs, Illinois

  • 2003 Hadrosaurus Foulkii Sculpture, Bronze, 15' in length, Haddonfield NJ

  • 2002 Rescue IV (bronze) Hagerman Fire Disrict, East Patchogue, New York

  • 2002 Memorial of the Innocents, Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, NJ 
    (Projected completion, July, 2002)

  • 2001 Applause Award for Visual Art -- Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ

  • 2001 L-3 Communications Monument (granite/concrete) Camden, NJ

  • 2001 Shark Series VII (bronze) - Cooper River Park, Haddon Twp., NJ 

  • 2000 Rescue III (bronze), Selden, New York 

  • 2000 Philadelphia Flower Show (12' x 38' mural) - Convention Center, Phildelphia, PA 

  • 1999 Whitman III (bronze) - NJ State Aquarium Children's Garden, Camden, NJ 

  • 1994 Madame Curie Monument II - bronze sculpture commissioned by Brassner Fine Arts, W. Palm Beach, FL 

  • 1993 Madame Curie Monument I - bronze sculpture commissioned by Soka University, Japan

  • 1992 Walt Whitman Monument III - bronze sculpture commissioned by Soka University, Japan

  • 1992 Walt Whitman Monument II - bronze sculpture commissioned by Brassner Fine Arts, W. Palm Beach, FL

  • 1990 Walt Whitman Monument - bronze sculpture commissioned by City of Camden

  • 1988 City of Camden Exhibition - Outstanding Artist award

  • 1986 The Rescue, II - lifesize bronze sculpture commissioned by Chews Landing Fire Company, Chews Landing, NJ

  • 1984 Spanish Consulate, New York, NY - exhibition graphics for Francisco Goya Exhibit

  • 1983 University of Pennsylvania - exhibition graphics for Francisco Goya Exhibit at the Furness Gallery

  • 1983 George Imhof Award - office of the Mayor, Camden, NJ

  • 1982 Cooper Medical Center, Murals for pre-op and post-op rooms

  • 1981 The Rescue - lifesize bronze sculpture commissioned by Camden County Board of Freeholders, Lakeland, NJ

  • 1981 Outdoor sculpture, Atlantic City, New Jersey; contributing sculptor

  • 1976 Martin Senour Award, - for preparation of exhibition at Philadelphia Art Alliance

  • 1974 Playground Design, Atlantic City, NJ commissioned by Atlantic City Housing Authority

SOLO EXHIBITIONS - International

  • Torre Alberti, Florence, Italy, 1997

  • Lucia Burgassi: Gallery, Florence, Italy: March 1997

  • St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England: January,1994

  • Bottega di Cimabue, Florence, Italy: November,1988

  • Galleria Settembrini, Forte dei Marmi, Italy: June, 1987

  • Uraniadue Gallery, Florence, Italy: May, 1986

  • Port Colburne Fine Arts Center, Port Colburne, Canada: June, 1971

  • Welland Art Center, Welland, Ontario, 1969


  • Evearts Gallery, Haddonfield, NJ, 2007

  • "Conversazioni", Art Library, Rutgers University, April, 2003

  • Onawa Center, Lake Onawa, Maine: July 2002

  • Toccando i Muri - Stedman Art Gallery II, 1998 

  • Retrospective Exhibition - Stedman Art Gallery Jan., 1995 

  • Margaret Lipworth Fine Arts, Boca Raton, Florida: June, 1993

  • Four Corners Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey: April, 1988

  • L.B. Jones Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware: April- May, 1987

  • The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA: October, 1977



Danziger Collection Group Exhibits:

  • Wyoming Community College

  • Gallery222, Malvern, PA, 

  • The Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA

  • The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

  • The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

  • Bucham Art Gallery, Flint Michigan 

  • Studio 67, Medford NJ

  • Maine Audubon Society Annual Exhibition, Falmouth, Maine

  • "Hadrosaurus Foulkii: The Dinosaur that Changed the World" Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

  • "Forging Memorial Art for Public Memory" Art Library, Rutgers University

  • American Consulate - Caracas, Venezuela

  • Brenau National Invitational - Atlanta, Ga. 

  • New Expressions by Southern New Jersey Art Faculties Noyes Museum, Pomona, New Jersey

  • National Drawing Exhibition, "For Love or Money", Cameron University; Cameron, Oklahoma

  • Copper Two, International Sculpture Competition, University of Arizona at Tucson

  • Group Exhibition, Gallery 641, Washington, DC

  • National Drawing Exhibition, University of North Carolina, John Canaday, curator

  • Charles Rand Penney, Exhibition of the Collection, Kenan Center for the Arts, Lockport, New York

  • Albright-Knox Annual, The Albright-Knox Gallery Buffalo, New York

  • Delaware Museum Invitational, Wilmington, DE

  • Sculpture Annual, Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

  • Nabisco Invitational, East Hanover, NJ

  • Sculpture Annual, Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

  • Sculpture Annual, Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

  • Eastern Light Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

  • Group Invitational, Robeson Center, Newark, NJ

  • 20th Anniversary MFA Exhibition, NJ State Museum, Trenton

  • National Endowment Exhibition, Pavilion Gallery, Mt. Holly, NJ

  • Atelier Sculptors, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

  • Group Invitational, Philadelphia Art Alliance

  • NEA Invitational, Pavilion Gallery, Mt. Holly, NJ

  • 26th Annual, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ

  • Living Art in the Schools, Traveling Artists Equity Show

  • 25th Annual, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ

  • Bicentennial Exhibition, Memorial Hall, Philadelphia, PA

  • New Jersey, Seven, Somerset Art Center, Somerset, NJ

  • Earth Art, Two, Museum of the Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA

  • Philadelphia Festival 1974, Philadelphia, PA

  • 13th Annual, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

  • Arts in the Schools, Artists Equity Traveling Exhibition

  • Earth Art 73, Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center


  • MFA Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts,1970

  • BFA SUNY, University Center, Buffalo, 1968 cum laude

  • AA (with Distinction) Suffolk CC College, Selden, New York


  • 1970 Appointed Assistant Professor

  • 1976 Promotion to Associate Professor, with tenure

  • 1988 Promotion to Full Professor with tenure

  • 1977-79 Department Chair

  • 1984-92 Department Chair

  • 1984-2001 Director, International Studies Program, Camden

  • 1995-2001 Department Chair

  • 1998-2001 Chair, Fine Arts Department

  • 2001 Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University


  • Artist in Residence, SACI, Florence, Italy

  • Artist in Residence, Smith College, Florence, Italy

  • Artist in Residence and Program Coordinator, Johnson Atelier Institute of Sculpture, Princeton, NJ

John Gianotti Sculptor Sculpture Bronze Firefighter Fireman Statue Onawa Hadrosaurus


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