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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 True Friendship ~ Rare, Retired 0261F

Giuseppe Armani True Friendship ~ Rare, Retired 0261F

$151.00

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Giuseppe Armani "Perfect Love" LE 395/3000 Mint

$821.00

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Giuseppe Armani Flamenco Dancer LE #222/5000 Mint

Giuseppe Armani Flamenco Dancer LE #222/5000 Mint

$355.00

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CAPODIMONTE GUISEPPE ARMANI Florence Sculpture D Arte PORCELAIN Art Deco VTG

CAPODIMONTE GUISEPPE ARMANI Florence Sculpture D Arte PORCELAIN Art Deco VTG

$2,500.00

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1986 GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE CHILDREN HEART ON GIFT BOX 6

1986 GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE CHILDREN HEART ON GIFT BOX 6"

$95.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI DARLING INFANT CHILD IN FLORAL ORNATE BUGGIE BOX 8

GIUSEPPE ARMANI DARLING INFANT CHILD IN FLORAL ORNATE BUGGIE BOX 8" X 6" X 3 1/2

$120.00

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1980 GIUSEPPE ARMANI DARLING PEASANT CHILD WASHING HANDS IN BASIN 9

1980 GIUSEPPE ARMANI DARLING PEASANT CHILD WASHING HANDS IN BASIN 9" X 6"

$145.00

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AMAZIN MINT LIMITED EDITION GIUSEPPE ARMANI SCULPTURE # 1267/C

AMAZIN MINT LIMITED EDITION GIUSEPPE ARMANI SCULPTURE # 1267/C "SWEPT AWAY", COA

$1,899.99

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Giuseppe Armani Blue Trout (2109E)

Giuseppe Armani Blue Trout (2109E)

$1,699.00

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Giuseppe Armani Little Doves on Flowers

Giuseppe Armani Little Doves on Flowers

$40.00

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Giuseppe Armani Figurine Lady With Poodle Amis #1304C

Giuseppe Armani Figurine Lady With Poodle Amis #1304C

$79.99

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1987 GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE LADY WITH YORKIE 0421F LE FIGURINE

1987 GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE LADY WITH YORKIE 0421F LE FIGURINE

$99.99

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 Vintage Florence Giuseppe Armani Figurine young lady with flowers 1973

Vintage Florence Giuseppe Armani Figurine young lady with flowers 1973

$175.00

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 Vintage Florence Giuseppe Armani Figurine young Ballet dancer 1973

Vintage Florence Giuseppe Armani Figurine young Ballet dancer 1973

$199.00

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"BOY WITH BALLOONS" GIUSEPPE ARMANI FIGURINE - MARKED

$99.99

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"BOY SINGING" GIUSEPPE ARMANI HIMARK FIGURINE - "T" FINISH - MARKED

$32.99

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Giuseppe Armani Capodimonte statue Suggerimento School teacher children nice

Giuseppe Armani Capodimonte statue Suggerimento School teacher children nice

$319.00

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Giuseppe Armani Capodimonte statue figure group piano and band children nice

Giuseppe Armani Capodimonte statue figure group piano and band children nice

$219.00

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Giuseppe Armani Figurine-

Giuseppe Armani Figurine- "Allegra" 0345-C Members Only 1996

$279.99

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Giuseppe Armani Figurine- "Heart And Soul" Limited Edition 1254C

$685.00

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Giuseppe Armani Figurine- "Victoria" Event Piece 1998, 0525-C, Dama Con Colomba

$375.00

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