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MONTORSOLI, Giovanni Angelo (<i>died</i> 1563), Sculptor, stucco artist, architect

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MONTORSOLI, Giovanni Angelo (died 1563), Sculptor, stucco artist, architect

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1507 (?), in Montorsoli, near Florence; died 31 August 1563, in Florence.

Sculptor (marble/wood), stucco artist, architect.

Giovanni Montorsoli was an assistant of Michelangelo in Rome, and entered the Order of Servite Fathers in 1531. However, this did not prevent him from travelling widely to fulfil commissions. First he went to Florence, where he repainted in the church of the Annunziata

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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