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DONATELLO (1386 - 1466), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online March 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DONATELLO (1386 - 1466), Sculptor

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1386, in Florence; died 13 December 1466, in Florence.


Florentine School.

Donatello seems to have received early training with Filippo Brunelleschi and assisted Lorenzo Ghiberti on his first set of bronze doors for the Florence Baptistery. Before he reached the age of 20, Donatello was working on sculptures for the Florence Cathedral complex and Orsanmichele, a church and meeting

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