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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 Figurine Sculpture #0624F NATIVITY MARY JOSEPH & JESUS 1983 Box

Giuseppe Armani Figurine Sculpture #0624F NATIVITY MARY JOSEPH & JESUS 1983 Box

$229.00

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Giuseppe Armani Disney Pluto 1272C

Giuseppe Armani Disney Pluto 1272C

$199.00

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Giuseppe Armani Disney Donald Duck 1268C

Giuseppe Armani Disney Donald Duck 1268C

$199.00

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Giuseppe Armani Disney Minnie Mouse 1270C

Giuseppe Armani Disney Minnie Mouse 1270C

$199.00

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Giuseppe Armani Disney Mickey Mouse 1269C

Giuseppe Armani Disney Mickey Mouse 1269C

$199.00

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 Giuseppe Armani Disney Jiminy Cricket

Giuseppe Armani Disney Jiminy Cricket

$199.00

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Vintage Giuseppe Armani Retired Figurine -Tenderness boy whit Puppies

Vintage Giuseppe Armani Retired Figurine -Tenderness boy whit Puppies

$150.00

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Two Giuseppe Armani Mickey  Minnie Mouse Nurse Figurines Disney

Two Giuseppe Armani Mickey Minnie Mouse Nurse Figurines Disney

$450.00

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Giuseppe ArmaniĀ sculpture of Snow White at the Well

Giuseppe ArmaniĀ sculpture of Snow White at the Well

$495.00

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RARE GIUSEPPE ARMANI LADY WITH LAMP

RARE GIUSEPPE ARMANI LADY WITH LAMP

$300.00

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Giuseppe Armani

Giuseppe Armani "MATERNITY" Figurine 1992 - Excellent Condition!

$135.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI  ST. JOSEPH   0700F

GIUSEPPE ARMANI ST. JOSEPH 0700F

$145.00

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Giuseppe Armani Figurine The Nativity #0624C

Giuseppe Armani Figurine The Nativity #0624C

$595.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI   FLORENCE. FIGURINE 1982 CAPODIMONTE

GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE. FIGURINE 1982 CAPODIMONTE

$100.00

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Guiseppe Armani Florence figure

Guiseppe Armani Florence figure " Arianna "

$89.00

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