PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE ALICIA, COUNTESS PAOLOZZI (lots 78, 84, 116)
Alicia Spaulding Paolozzi, (1917-2002) born in Boston, educated at St. Timothy's Baltimore and the University of Lausanne in Switzerland resided in New York City and Charlston, South Carolina. She also spent time in Spoleto and Rome where she lived for many years with her husband Count Lorenzo Paolozzi.
The Countess was very strongly committed to humanitarian and environmental causes and served on the United States commission for UNESCO, was president of the National Council of Women of the United States and The National Association of Physicians for the Environment to name but a few.
It was the Countess who introduced Gian Carlo Menotti to Charleston and was instrumental in getting the Spoleto Festival, USA established after already being involved with the Spoleto Festival in Italy for which she was decorated by the Italian Government for her support of the Arts.