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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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GUISEPPE ARMANI WINTER FUN SKATER 0320 C

GUISEPPE ARMANI WINTER FUN SKATER 0320 C

$225.00

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Giuseppe Armani Figurine #212C Flora, 1994 Members Only, with box

Giuseppe Armani Figurine #212C Flora, 1994 Members Only, with box

$200.00

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FLORENCE GIUSEPPE ARMANI Disney Donald Part of the Fab Five Group 1268C Figurine

FLORENCE GIUSEPPE ARMANI Disney Donald Part of the Fab Five Group 1268C Figurine

$495.00

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FLORENCE GIUSEPPE ARMANI Disney Mickey Part of the Fab Five Group 1269C Figurine

FLORENCE GIUSEPPE ARMANI Disney Mickey Part of the Fab Five Group 1269C Figurine

$325.00

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Giuseppe Armani LAMP WITH SHADE

Giuseppe Armani LAMP WITH SHADE "SPRING MORNING" 0337/FBL With Original Boxes

$695.00

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Antique Giuseppe Armani Figurine - Barber / Grandpa Haircut 1974

Antique Giuseppe Armani Figurine - Barber / Grandpa Haircut 1974

$274.99

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Giuseppe Armani - Lilacs and Roses - # 882 C - Limited Edition - 1066/7500

Giuseppe Armani - Lilacs and Roses - # 882 C - Limited Edition - 1066/7500

$375.00

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Giuseppe Armani Walt Disney Eureka Uncle Scrooge Figurine 590 C In Box with COA

Giuseppe Armani Walt Disney Eureka Uncle Scrooge Figurine 590 C In Box with COA

$1,000.00

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Giuseppe Armani 1983 Signed Florence Girl With Cat Porcelain Figurine

Giuseppe Armani 1983 Signed Florence Girl With Cat Porcelain Figurine

$17.99

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI EXTREMELY RARE (RETIRED 2002) SKATER

GIUSEPPE ARMANI EXTREMELY RARE (RETIRED 2002) SKATER

$325.00

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Giuseppe Armani LAMP WITH SHADE

Giuseppe Armani LAMP WITH SHADE "AT EASE" 0634/FBL With Original Boxes

$695.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI CAN-CAN BURLESQUE DANCERS, ITEM #516P, TANGERINE – 1989 RETIRED

GIUSEPPE ARMANI CAN-CAN BURLESQUE DANCERS, ITEM #516P, TANGERINE – 1989 RETIRED

$3,099.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI CAN-CAN BURLESQUE DANCERS, ITEM #589P, ORANGE – 1990 RETIRED

GIUSEPPE ARMANI CAN-CAN BURLESQUE DANCERS, ITEM #589P, ORANGE – 1990 RETIRED

$1,699.00

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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

$1,699.99

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giuseppe armani- 1988 lady on horse

giuseppe armani- 1988 lady on horse

$200.00

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