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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 Whitney figurine

Giuseppe armani Whitney figurine

$980.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI ZODIACO SEGNO GEMELLI #633 OF 5000

GIUSEPPE ARMANI ZODIACO SEGNO GEMELLI #633 OF 5000

$400.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLOENCE BLISS #75 OF 5000 #0386C 15 1/2

GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLOENCE BLISS #75 OF 5000 #0386C 15 1/2" TALL

$450.00

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Armani FIGURINE Child's Play 3452534

Armani FIGURINE Child's Play 3452534

$169.95

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  GUISEPPE ARMANI STATUE  FLORENCE LADY  WITH  AFGHAN  DOGS  RETAILS $400 NICE

GUISEPPE ARMANI STATUE FLORENCE LADY WITH AFGHAN DOGS RETAILS $400 NICE

$145.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI FIGURINES

GIUSEPPE ARMANI FIGURINES "WHITNEY" 44cm TALL 24-0432/C LTD. EDITION

$275.00

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Giuseppe Armani 0336 fbl Cheek To Cheek

Giuseppe Armani 0336 fbl Cheek To Cheek

$293.00

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Giuseppe Armani Retired Sunshine Dreams 0629C Signed Figurine Excellent Cond

Giuseppe Armani Retired Sunshine Dreams 0629C Signed Figurine Excellent Cond

$241.00

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Giuseppe Armani

Giuseppe Armani "Little Flower" 0299C 299c w/ Original Box MINT NEW

$179.99

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PAIR OF GIUSEPPE ARMANI TABLE LAMPS SHEPHERD & SHEPHERDESS WITH SHEEP 125C

PAIR OF GIUSEPPE ARMANI TABLE LAMPS SHEPHERD & SHEPHERDESS WITH SHEEP 125C

$999.99

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Vintage Giuseppe Armani Figurine Boy & Girl Snow Sledding Signed 198 Italy

Vintage Giuseppe Armani Figurine Boy & Girl Snow Sledding Signed 198 Italy

$99.99

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Giuseppe Armani Girl At Blackboard Child Figurine Florence Italy Porcelain

Giuseppe Armani Girl At Blackboard Child Figurine Florence Italy Porcelain

$79.00

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FLORENCE GUISEPPE ARMANI 'SKIER' FIGURINE 1999

FLORENCE GUISEPPE ARMANI 'SKIER' FIGURINE 1999

$130.00

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Giuseppe Armani Figurine Figure Statue - Girl Child Running Made in Italy- 10in

Giuseppe Armani Figurine Figure Statue - Girl Child Running Made in Italy- 10in

$79.00

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Signed Giuseppe Armani Figurine Figure Statue - 3 Children Reading Made in Italy

Signed Giuseppe Armani Figurine Figure Statue - 3 Children Reading Made in Italy

$99.00

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