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Virgil D(avid) Cantini


Designer (b. 2/28/1919 d. 5/2/2009)

                Born in Roccaraso, Italy. He came to America in 1930. Served in the Engineer Corps during WW II. Received B.F.A. from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1946; M.A. from University of Pittsburgh in 1948. Married Lucille Kleber in 1945. They have two children.

                Employed with Pittsburgh Public Schools 1948 to 1952. Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh 1952 to 1955; assistant professor 1955 to 1958; associate professor 1958 to 1961; professor after 1961 and chairman of the department after 1968.

                Cantini designed the Roberto Clemente commemorative medal (Turner 36) struck in 1973.

                He died in Pittsburgh.

bio: P-F; WWA 90-91; WWAmArt 91

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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