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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 Figur Lady elegante Dame mit Blumen Florence Capodimonte

Giuseppe Armani Figur Lady elegante Dame mit Blumen Florence Capodimonte

$249.00

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VINTAGE CAPODIMONTE Florence  Giuseppe Armani figurines Lily 1987 13.5

VINTAGE CAPODIMONTE Florence Giuseppe Armani figurines Lily 1987 13.5" 042

$137.99

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 8

8" Giuseppe Armani Italy CATS PLAYING ON BASKET Figurine

$79.19

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Giuseppe Armani

Giuseppe Armani "Babette" Mother's Day 1328C

$238.00

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Giuseppe Armani GOLFER 1314C Retired Figurine - MInt Condition in Original Box

Giuseppe Armani GOLFER 1314C Retired Figurine - MInt Condition in Original Box

$295.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI LTD EDITION 2469 / 5000 FIGURINE STATUE MARINA W/DALMATION DOG

GIUSEPPE ARMANI LTD EDITION 2469 / 5000 FIGURINE STATUE MARINA W/DALMATION DOG

$425.00

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Snow White at the Wishing Well Giuseppe Armani Limited Edition Disneyana /2000

Snow White at the Wishing Well Giuseppe Armani Limited Edition Disneyana /2000

$429.99

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Giuseppe Armani Snow White at the Wishing Well Limited Edition Disneyana /2000

Giuseppe Armani Snow White at the Wishing Well Limited Edition Disneyana /2000

$439.99

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Giuseppe Armani  Figurine Reproduction The Pretty Duckling Porcelain Preowned

Giuseppe Armani Figurine Reproduction The Pretty Duckling Porcelain Preowned

$9.95

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Vintage Giuseppe Armani Leo Figurine Zodiac Collection Florence Sculpture Decor

Vintage Giuseppe Armani Leo Figurine Zodiac Collection Florence Sculpture Decor

$144.00

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Giuseppe Armani Walt Disney Dwarf Doc Figurine With Box - MIB - Signed

Giuseppe Armani Walt Disney Dwarf Doc Figurine With Box - MIB - Signed

$184.00

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Giuseppe Armani Disney Collection Peter Pan’s Tinker Bell 1990C

Giuseppe Armani Disney Collection Peter Pan’s Tinker Bell 1990C

$650.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI MAHOGANY LIMITED EDITION #3525 ISLAND GIRL FLOWING DRESS

GIUSEPPE ARMANI MAHOGANY LIMITED EDITION #3525 ISLAND GIRL FLOWING DRESS

$1,295.00

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Ariel Figure by Giuseppe Armani Figurine Resin BRAND NEW IN BOX RETIRED

Ariel Figure by Giuseppe Armani Figurine Resin BRAND NEW IN BOX RETIRED

$300.00

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Giuseppe Armani Limited Edition Holy Family Sacra Famiglia # 322 Signed

Giuseppe Armani Limited Edition Holy Family Sacra Famiglia # 322 Signed

$1,200.00

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