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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 MELODY 656C FIGURINE MEMBER ONLY MINT CONDITION

GIUSEPPE ARMANI MELODY 656C FIGURINE MEMBER ONLY MINT CONDITION

$249.99

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Unique 1994 Limited Edition Giuseppe Armani Ariel Figurine-Mint Condition Signed

Unique 1994 Limited Edition Giuseppe Armani Ariel Figurine-Mint Condition Signed

$1,225.00

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First Excursion 5 1/4 x 6 1/2 262F by Giuseppe Armani Retired

First Excursion 5 1/4 x 6 1/2 262F by Giuseppe Armani Retired

$74.49

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI DOGS FIGURINE - MISCHIEF 1999

GIUSEPPE ARMANI DOGS FIGURINE - MISCHIEF 1999

$42.95

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Giuseppe Armani Lady With Poodle Figurine Sculpture Statue 14

Giuseppe Armani Lady With Poodle Figurine Sculpture Statue 14". New w/ Tags

$49.99

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armani figurine italy baby Power of  750-F

armani figurine italy baby Power of 750-F

$45.00

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Giuseppe Armani

Giuseppe Armani "True Love" # 0459F Figurine

$395.00

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Giuseppe Armani / Disney Cinderella on Stairs  #0783C NEW with Box and COA

Giuseppe Armani / Disney Cinderella on Stairs #0783C NEW with Box and COA

$1,949.99

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Giuseppe Armani Carmen 1532C Box & COA 18

Giuseppe Armani Carmen 1532C Box & COA 18" 2000 Florence

$950.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI 1990 Florence Pierrot Child Clown Sucking Thumb Figurine

GIUSEPPE ARMANI 1990 Florence Pierrot Child Clown Sucking Thumb Figurine

$46.95

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Genuine Giuseppe Armani Figurine

Genuine Giuseppe Armani Figurine "Lady with Powder Puff" Ltd Edition #0386-C

$325.00

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NEW w/ Tags Vintage FLORENCE by Giuseppe Armani DEAR FRIENDS Lady

NEW w/ Tags Vintage FLORENCE by Giuseppe Armani DEAR FRIENDS Lady

$199.95

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Giuseppe Armani Figurine

Giuseppe Armani Figurine "Clown With Umbrella" #0217E

$110.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI / DAMA CON ROSE (RETIRED) / 193C / deco design / 1553/5000

GIUSEPPE ARMANI / DAMA CON ROSE (RETIRED) / 193C / deco design / 1553/5000

$399.99

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Giuseppe Armani Regazza Con Rose Nei Capella Celebration

Giuseppe Armani Regazza Con Rose Nei Capella Celebration

$175.00

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Viintage 1982 GIUSEPPE ARMANI Kittens Play FLORENCE ITALY Large 8

Viintage 1982 GIUSEPPE ARMANI Kittens Play FLORENCE ITALY Large 8"X8" FIGURINE

$99.99

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Giuseppe Armani

Giuseppe Armani "Flora" #0212C - 1994 Redemption Piece - Signed, Perfect!

$224.99

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Pierrot Sucking Toe by Giuseppe Armani

Pierrot Sucking Toe by Giuseppe Armani

$84.99

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giuseppe armani figurine-'Sonia'

giuseppe armani figurine-'Sonia'

$399.95

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI CHERIE FIGURINE #1418f The Society 2001 GIRL BASKET OF ROSES

GIUSEPPE ARMANI CHERIE FIGURINE #1418f The Society 2001 GIRL BASKET OF ROSES

$52.95

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The Giuseppe Armani Collection from the Studios of Florence - 1997

The Giuseppe Armani Collection from the Studios of Florence - 1997

$10.00

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