Vincenzo Gemito

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Birthday
16, 1852
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Mar 1, 1929 (76)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1852
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Mar 1, 1929 (76)

About

Italian sculptor known for his large marble sculptures, such as the piece Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

Before Fame

He studied at the Naples Academy of Fine Art and also attended the Domenico Maggiore Academy.

Trivia

He was largely self-taught and thus produced very distinctive works.

Family Life

His mother left him on the steps of the dell'Annunziata orphanage and he was taken in with the other foundlings.

Associated With

He and Domenico Cimarosa are both from Naples.