Victor de Pol

Argentine Art Nouveau Medal 1906 by Victor de Pol, Repatriation of the remains of National Hero Las Heras, obverse.
The reverse of this medal.

Victor de Pol (1865 - 1925) was an Italian sculptor and medallist most active in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Born in Venice, de Pol was a student of Giulio Monteverde. (Monteverde was also the mentor to Argentine sculptor Lola Mora.) He immigrated to Argentina at the age of 22 and participated in the development of La Plata, designing Beaux-Arts-style sculpture for major public buildings. At least judging from his commissions related to President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, de Pol was socially well-connected.

From 1890 through 1895 de Pol returned to Europe. His return to Argentina brought the major work of his career, the 8-meter, 20-ton heroic quadriga on the Argentine National Congress building, c. 1906.

He is buried in La Recoleta Cemetery in the family vault of Aristóbulo del Valle, the great uncle of de Pol's wife Asimilda del Valle.



  1. ^ Buenos Aires: a cultural and literary history By Jason Wilson, pg. 194