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Giuseppe Armani - His Life and Artistic Legacy - Figurines and Sculptures

Giuseppe Armani was born in the village of Calci, Italy in 1935. It was not long before it became evident to his parents that he was born to be an artist as he drew everything he could see from the moment he could pick up a pencil. Now mind you these were not the usual drawings of a child. Young Giuseppe created drawings of extraordinary detail and realism. As he grew his skill continued to grow and soon he began to dream of attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. Unfortunately his plans to attend this esteemed school were unexpectedly dashed when his father died suddenly. His artistic education had to be postponed as he was now required by his family at home.

However Giuseppe continued to draw and his talent was soon recognized when a local priest organized an exhibition for the town's young artists. Giuseppe entered a sculpture of a male torso which was greatly admired for its detailed precision and its adherence to classical styling. The sculpture was taken to the Art Gallery in Pisa, located across the street from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The owners of the gallery were amazed with its detail and beauty and immediately offered Giuseppe a permanent position.

With a job in Pisa, Giuseppe's dream of studying art was finally realized. He immersed himself in the masterpieces of the Renaissance and began to perfect his personal style. He began to work in sculpture and soon had admirers far and wide flocking to the gallery to see his latest creations.

In 1975, the Florence Sculpture d'Arte offered him a position working exclusively for their studio. He immediately accepted as he was promised complete artistic freedom to allow his talents to shine. For the following 31 years he created beautiful masterpieces ranging from traditional Capodimonte styling to more modern, contemporary sculptures. Some of his most popular creations were his Disney figurines. They consisted of Giuseppe's interpretation of Disney's most cherished characters such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, the Little Mermaid and others.

Tragically on October 28th 2006, Giuseppe Armani passed away suddenly, a victim of a massive stroke. His death was a great loss but his beautiful creations continue to live on as a testament to his artistic genius.

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Giuseppe Armani WEDDING SHRINE Bride/Groom Figurine 0187C Fiori alla Madonna

Giuseppe Armani WEDDING SHRINE Bride/Groom Figurine 0187C Fiori alla Madonna

$89.99

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Giuseppe Armani CELESTE #1302C 2000 FIGURINE OF THE YEAR NEW IN BOX

Giuseppe Armani CELESTE #1302C 2000 FIGURINE OF THE YEAR NEW IN BOX

$150.00

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Guissepe Armani Figurine. Georgia

Guissepe Armani Figurine. Georgia

$650.00

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giuseppe armani Zodiak, Leo

giuseppe armani Zodiak, Leo

$750.00

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Large VNT G Armani Figurine Statue Lady at Piano Decor Art Collectible

Large VNT G Armani Figurine Statue Lady at Piano Decor Art Collectible

$159.99

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Vintage Capodimonte Giuseppe Armani Signed Boy Holding Dachshund Dog Figurine

Vintage Capodimonte Giuseppe Armani Signed Boy Holding Dachshund Dog Figurine

$69.99

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Giuseppe Armani Italy Figurine Sculpture LADY WITH POODLE DOG Rare Statue

Giuseppe Armani Italy Figurine Sculpture LADY WITH POODLE DOG Rare Statue

$77.00

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vintage Giuseppe Armani lady with flowers''figurines statu Rare Florance Italy

vintage Giuseppe Armani lady with flowers''figurines statu Rare Florance Italy

$59.99

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Rendez-Vous Figurine Giuseppe Armani Florence 0255C-Made in Italy-1993

Rendez-Vous Figurine Giuseppe Armani Florence 0255C-Made in Italy-1993

$24.95

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Giuseppe Armani Figurine

Giuseppe Armani Figurine "Skater”, Florence, Italy #1315C

$250.00

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Giuseppe Armani Figurine "Ice Skating Girl, Florence, Italy #0913 C

$350.00

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Giuseppe Armani Figurine "Winter Fun" Ice Skater, Florence, Italy #0320C

$250.00

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Giuseppe Armani Figurine "Ice Skating Girl" Florence, Italy #0542

$350.00

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Giuseppe Armani figurine "Mother's Joy"

$115.00

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Giuseppe Armani Disney Collection Cinderella & Prince 0107C Made In Italy w/Box

Giuseppe Armani Disney Collection Cinderella & Prince 0107C Made In Italy w/Box

$851.69

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