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 (c. 1386 - 1466)
Donatello was active/lived in Italy.  Donatello is known for sculpture-religious figure.


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Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, called Donatello, was the preeminent genius of early Renaissance sculpture in Italy. Born in Florence, hie was the son of a wool comber. When he was 17 years old, he assisted the noted sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti in constructing and decorating the famous bronze doors of the baptistery of San Giovanni, Florence. Later, Donatello was also an associate of the noted architect Filippo Brunelleschi, with whom he reputedly visited Rome in order to study the monuments of antiquity.

Donatello's career may be divided into three periods. The first and formative period comprised the years before 1425, when his work is marked by the influence of Gothic sculpture but also shows classical and realistic tendencies. A  ...  Displaying 750 of 4635 characters.

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About  Donatello

Born:  c. 1386 - Florence, Italy
Died:   1466
Known for:  sculpture-religious figure