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Bernardo Ciuffagni

1385-1457 Italy/Early Renaissance

 

Brief Biography-Bernardo Ciuffagni, a sculptor, was born in Florence in 1381. He trained in the workshop of Lorenzo Ghiberti and assisted him with the north doors of the Baptistry in Florence. Donatello influenced his work; his best-known works were for the Cathedral, David, Isaiah and Saint Matthew. In 1417 he went to Venice to work on San Marco, leaving his task unfinished in Florence. Ciuffagni returned in 1421 and received a commission to erect a gargoyle and statue for the choir of the Cathedral. Between 1424 and 1427, he completed the Isaiah, and David was between 1427 and 1435. After that, he ceased doing sculptures, and the Florentine Mint employed him in his later years. Ciuffagni died in Florence in 1458. He left a wife and six children; his remains lie in the Basilica di Santo Spirito.

 

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Isaiah

Isaiah


king david

king david


saint matthew

 saint matthew