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PINSKER AND DA VINCI

An Artist’s Dream




Essie Pinsker’s “Isaiah” Showcased Alongside Leonardo da Vinci Drawings
In an Art Exhibit In the Cittadella della Pace, City of Peace, Italy


In an Art Exhibition in the Cittadella della Pace, City of Peace, Italy, acclaimed sculptor Essie Pinsker, whose works in marble, bronze and steel have been acquired by twenty museums worldwide, reached her career zenith when her bronze “Isaiah” sculpture, already in the permanent collection of Rondine, City of Peace in Arezzo, Italy, was shown in the same room with original drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. This major exhibit ran for over a month from November through December 2002. After this, “Isaiah” found its permanent home in the Papal Chapel in Rondine.

The Rondine Connection

For Essie Pinsker, this saga started in 2001 when she was invited to be part of the soon-to-be completed permanent

Isaiah in the Papal Chapel “Isaiah” in the Papal Chapel

collection of La Sala della Gioconda Gallery de Leonardo da Vinci in the city of Rondine, an ancient Tuscan village in the Province of Arezzo, Italy. Called the Cittadella della Pace, City of



Peace, Rondine is the home of the International College of Rondine, which is composed of a multi-national body of students of all religions. Students are chosen from war-ravaged nations and brought together to learn tolerance, fraternity and peace, as well as how to set the foundations for developing peace in their own countries.

“The Rondine invitation meant more to me than one can possibly imagine,” Pinsker says. “I don’t remember anything in my life of art that excited me as much as when I realized I was going to be a part of an International City of Peace. The very concept of a city devoted to fostering international peace in these times of such grave global unrest seemed to be the most noble of endeavors. Then to learn that ‘Isaiah’ would be shown in the same room with a

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