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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Valladolid.

Born in Burgos (Castilla y León).

Sculptor, painter, goldsmith.

One of the great Spanish sculptors, Lesmes Fernández del Moral married one of the daughters of the sculptor Juan de Arfe and had a hand in virtually all the works executed by his father-in-law who, in turn, worked with Juan de Juni and the Florentine Pompeiio Léoni on two statues of ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1426; died 1464.

Goldsmith, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, watercolourist.

Maso Finiguerra was born into an old and noble Florentine family, and was initially a goldsmith. Vasari in Lives of the Painters credits him with the invention of engraving in Italy, in that he was the first to produce proofs on paper of engravings on metal, although critics have challenged this assertion. What is undeniable, however, is that Finiguerra was an associate of Antonio Pollaiuolo and that Zibaldone refers to them about ...

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Italian, 14th – 15th century, male.

Born 1378–1380, in Florence; died 1 December 1455, in Florence.

Painter, sculptor.

Florentine School.

Lorenzo Ghiberti’s early training was as a goldsmith and a painter in the workshop of Bartolo di Michele (Bartoluccio), who was – according to differing accounts – either the boy’s father or stepfather. In ...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Valladolid and Madrid.

Born c. 1533, in Pavia; died 13 October 1608, in Madrid.

Sculptor, medallist, painter.

Pompeo Leoni was the son of Leone Leoni and was first taught by his father. He was one of the most distinguished artists working in Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. One of his characteristics is that his work moves away from the religious tone that until then had dominated art completely. His main works were made for churches and are still to be found in them, but the Renaissance, rather than religious thinking, predominates in them. He executed all of the bronze statues of the retable of the Escorial and the magnificent statues of the Duke and Duchess of Lerma praying, once in the monastery of S Paulo, Valladolid, now in that city's museum. He also sculpted the monumental groups of Charles V and Philip II surrounded by their families (...

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British, 13th century, male.

Born c. 1200, in St Albans; died 1259, in St Albans.

Painter, miniaturist, goldsmith, sculptor.

A Benedictine monk in the monastery of St Albans, he worked there and in London. He spent 1248 and 1249 in Norway. He is considered one of the best English miniaturists of the 13th century....

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French, 16th century, male.

Born in Verona; died c. 1548.

Medallist, carver, painter, goldsmith.

Matteo dal Nassaro was a pupil of Gal. Mondella and Nic. Avanzi. He worked at the court of Francis I. He is remembered for medals of the king and others struck in commemoration of the battle of Marignan. He was responsible for establishing the French school of medallists and chisel engravers of the Renaissance....

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Hungarian, 16th century, male.

Active in Eperjes (now Prešov, Slovakia).

Died 1551.

Sculptor, painter, goldsmith.

Nicolaus did his apprenticeship in Italy and Germany and sculpted the tomb of Count P. Perényi, in Eperjes (now Prešov, Slovakia).

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Italian, 14th – 15th century, male.

Active in the latter half of the 14th and the first half of the 15th century.

Born in Quercia Grossa, near Siena.

Painter, goldsmith, sculptor.

Pietro d'Angelo di Guarnieri da Siena was the father of Jacopo della Quercia and Priamo di Pietro. He is believed to have worked in Lucca between ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 17 January 1432 or or, in Florence; died 4 February 1498, in Rome.

Goldsmith, painter, engraver, sculptor.

Florentine School.

Antonio del Pollaiuolo trained as a goldsmith and bronze sculptor and in 1457 was recorded in Militarro Dei's workshop. In 1466...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1443, in Florence; died at the end of 1496, in Rome.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, goldsmith. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Florentine School.

Piero del Pollaiuolo was the younger brother of Antonio del Pollaiuolo by ten years. He studied for a short time under Andrea del Castagno, but left to work alongside his brother around ...

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French, 14th – 15th century, male.

Active 1375-1416.

Painter, miniaturist, sculptor, medallist.

Michelet Saumon worked in Paris and was court painter to the Duke de Berry from 1401 to 1416.

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Dutch, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1542; died 1592.

Painter, sculptor, medallist.

Stevens came to England in around 1568, where he sculpted the three tombs of the Dukes of Sussex in Borcham church. In 1590 he painted a portrait of Lord Lumbey in the manner of Holbein. His ...

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German, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born 1438 or 1447, almost certainly in Nuremberg; died 1533, in Nuremberg.

Sculptor, painter, engraver.

Franconian School.

Veit Stoss was the father of Florian Stoss, a goldsmith, Johann Martin Stoss, Stanislas Stoss, Veit Stoss the Younger and Willibald Stoss. He arrived in Cracow in ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1410-12, in Castiglione di Val d'Orcia; died 6 June 1480, in Siena.

Painter, sculptor (wood/marble/bronze), caster (bronze), goldsmith, architect. Frescoes, busts, religious furnishings.

Sienese School.

Vecchietta's baptismal certificate established that he was born in August 1410, rather than 1412...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1435, in Florence; died 7 October 1488, in Venice.

Painter, sculptor, goldsmith, musician. Religious subjects, historical figures. Equestrian statues.

Florentine School.

Andrea Verrocchio's biographical details are not really known, but his works are proof of the important place he occupies in the history of art. It is known that he was born in Florence in ...