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BERNINI, Gianlorenzo, or Giovanni Lorenzo (1598 - 1680), Sculptor, architect, playwright

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online March 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BERNINI, Gianlorenzo, or Giovanni Lorenzo (1598 - 1680), Sculptor, architect, playwright

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 7 December 1598, in Naples; died 28 November 1680, in Rome.

Sculptor, architect, playwright. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits. Equestrian statues.

The son of the Tuscan sculptor Pietro Bernini, Gianlorenzo Bernini became one of Italy’s greatest architects and sculptors. He spent his early childhood in Naples, then travelled to Rome where he carried out a long and distinguished

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