Ulysses Anthony Ricci (1888–1960) was an American sculptor known primarily for his architectural sculpture. Born in New York City, Ricci was an apprentice at the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Works in New Jersey from 1902 to 1906.
He studied at Cooper Union Institute and at the Art Students League with James Earle Fraser and George Bridgman. He opened his own studio in 1914 and was a partner in the firm Ricci & Zari from 1917 to 1941.
Ricci came to the attention of Karl Bitter when Bitter was head of sculpture decoration at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition which opened in 1915, where Ricci was commissioned to execute some of the sculptural decorations.
Architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci apprenticed with Ricci & Zari.
- Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Albert Kahn, architect, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, 1920
- Bowery Savings Bank, NYC, York & Sawyer architects, 1922
- Wisconsin Hardware Ltd. Mutual Liability Insurance Company (headquarters), Stevens Point, WI, 1922
- General Motors Building, Albert Kahn, architect, Detroit Michigan, 1922
- Angell Hall, Albert Kahn, architect, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, 1924
- Detroit Free Press Building, Albert Kahn architect, Detroit Michigan, 1925
- Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen Building, Cleveland Ohio
- Fisher Building, Albert Kahn architect, Detroit Michigan, 1929
- Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall, John Russell Pope, architect, Washington, D.C., 1930
- Bank of Lansing Building, Kenneth Black architect, Lansing Michigan, 1931
- Department of Commerce, Louis Ayres, architect, Washington DC, 1934
- American Institute of Pharmacy, Washington DC, John Russell Pope, architect, 1934
- National Archives, John Russell Pope, architect, Washington DC, 1935
- Rundel Memorial Library, Rochester, NY, Gordon & Kaelber architects, Rochester NY, 1936
- bronze doors at Bank of Canada, Marani, Morris & Allen, architects, Ottawa, Canada
- bronze doors at the Iranian Embassy, Washington DC, 1960
Bank of Lansing
The Bank of Lansing
The door surround
The top of the entrance arch
- Outdoor Sculpture in Lansing, Fay Hendry, Photography by Balthazar Korab, iota press, Okamos, Michigan 1980 ISBN 0-936412-01-1
- Architectural Sculpture of America, Einar Einarsson Kvaran, unpublished manuscript