(1852 - 1929)
Vincenzo Gemito was active/lived in Italy. Vincenzo Gemito is known for sculpture.
Biography Vincenzo Gemito
Vincenzo Gemito (July 16, 1852 - March 1, 1929)
He was an Italian sculptor and artist.
Although he worked in various studios of well-known artists in his native Naples, Rome and Paris, he is considered to have largely been self-taught, the reason he produced such distinctive works for that time, replacing sentiment with outstanding realism.
Gemito was born in Naples to a poor woodcutter's family. The day after his birth, his mother left him on the steps of the dell'Annunziata orphanage and he was taken in to live with the other foundlings. He was given the surname Genito, but this somehow became Gemito in orphanage records.
On July 30, 1852 he was adopted by a young family that had recently lost a ch
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