Mrs. Geo. Powleson Symbolically Portrayed, Achilles Rizzoli.
Achilles G. Rizzoli (1896 - 1981), anonymous during his lifetime, has since his death become celebrated as an outsider artist. He is an unusual example of an “outsider” artist who had considerable formal training in drawing. After his death, a group of elaborate drawings came to light, many in the form of maps and architectural renderings that described an imaginary world exposition (much of which was designated “Y.T.T.E.,” for “Yield To Total Elation”). The drawings include “portraits” of his mother (whom he lived with until her death in 1937) and neighborhood children “symbolically sketched” in the form of fanciful neo-Baroque buildings.