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Hy Kreitzman collection on Achille Forgione

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArt-0119

Scope and Contents

The Hy Kreitzman collection on Achille Forgione documents some of the work, process work, and life of sculptor Achille Forgione. The original art work in the collection includes many examples of his medal designs for the Rochester Numismatic Association, an original painting, and several sketches. There is also a scrapbook (disbound) containing thorough photographic and process documentation of his sculpture "The Rooster with an Attitude." Finally, the collection includes a memorial scrapbook (disbound) presumably on display at his funeral in 2009. This scrapbook features highlights of the artist's life, clippings, programs, and other images of his work.


  • Creation: 1949-2009

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Achille Forgione Jr was born on April 30, 1928. He graduated from an art and design program at RIT. He also served in Korea. Some of Achille’s work is at The Al Sigl Center, Temple B’rith Kodesh, and Project Hope in the Upper Mt. Hope Neighborhood. He also was commissioned to create the 75th anniversary medal for the Rochester Numismatic Association. Their website, which contains images of multiple medals in his collection, is Achille was also the second cousin of St. Padre Pio. He passed away at the age of 81 on May 16, 2009.


1 Linear Feet (one half document box, one lid box, one binder box, one poster folder)




Medals, photographs, drawings, and scrapbooks relating to Achille Forgione, collected by the artist's friend Hy Kreitzman.


This collection maintains original order, organized by scrapbook content and then material type.

Physical Location

C.S. North Shelf 218, RR poster drawer 15

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Hy Kreitzman collection on Achille Forgione

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Ella von Holtum in March 2019

Hy Kreitzman collection on Achille Forgione
Ella von Holtum
7 March 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA