Andrea Del Verrocchio
(1435 - 1488)
Andrea Del Verrocchio was active/lived in Italy. Andrea Del Verrocchio is known for Renaissance equestrian, bas-relief sculpture, painting, gold and metal work.
Biography Andrea Del Verrocchio
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Andrea del Verrocchio, (born 1435, Florence [Italy]—died 1488, Venice), was a 15th-century Florentine sculptor and painter and the teacher of Leonardo da Vinci. His equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni, erected in Venice in 1496, is particularly important.
Little accurate biographical information is known about Verrocchio. He was the son of Michele di Francesco Cioni, a maker of bricks and tiles who later became a tax collector. Financial security always seemed to be a family problem. Verrocchio had to support several of his brothers and sisters. Never marrying, he later provided for the education and dowries of the daughters of his younger brother Tommaso.
Initially he was trained as a goldsmith. His
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