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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 Children on Sled Figurine Pastel Finish 1982 Florence ITALY 9

Giuseppe Armani Children on Sled Figurine Pastel Finish 1982 Florence ITALY 9"


$85.00


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Giuseppe Armani

Giuseppe Armani "Girl with Chicks (My Fine Feathered Friends)" Florence 9"


$135.00


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Giuseppe Armani Italian Sculpture Reproduction 1986 Figure Florence Capodimonte

Giuseppe Armani Italian Sculpture Reproduction 1986 Figure Florence Capodimonte


$149.00


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GIUSEPPE ARMANI 'BE GOOD CHICKS' COLLECTIBLE FIGURINE FLORENCE ITALY

GIUSEPPE ARMANI 'BE GOOD CHICKS' COLLECTIBLE FIGURINE FLORENCE ITALY


$39.99


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Guiseppe Armani Lady at the Well figurine

Guiseppe Armani Lady at the Well figurine


$299.00


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Giuseppe Armani Doves Figurine 4 1/2

Giuseppe Armani Doves Figurine 4 1/2" Tall


$39.88


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Giuseppe Armani Lady with Flower cart Figurine 5 1/8

Giuseppe Armani Lady with Flower cart Figurine 5 1/8"


$33.88


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Vintage Giuseppe Armani Capodimonte Figurine ITALY Parrot Lady Man SET 2❤️sj10m5

Vintage Giuseppe Armani Capodimonte Figurine ITALY Parrot Lady Man SET 2❤️sj10m5


$1,175.00


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Giuseppe Armani Walt Disney Fairy Flora From Sleeping Beauty Figurine Mint RARE

Giuseppe Armani Walt Disney Fairy Flora From Sleeping Beauty Figurine Mint RARE


$200.00


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Giuseppe Armani Figurine

Giuseppe Armani Figurine "Autumn's Breeze" #0319F SKU 06394 04285


$125.00


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VINTAGE GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE CHERUB ANGEL WITH DAISY FIGURINE #0776P ITALY

VINTAGE GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE CHERUB ANGEL WITH DAISY FIGURINE #0776P ITALY


$42.95


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Giuseppe Armani Figurine

Giuseppe Armani Figurine "Winter Chill" #0764C SKU 0639404270 Pristine


$200.00


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VINTAGE GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE HEAVEN'S GIFT CHERUB FIGURINE #0781F ITALY

VINTAGE GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE HEAVEN'S GIFT CHERUB FIGURINE #0781F ITALY


$99.95


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VINTAGE GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE CHERUBS SINGING ANGELS FIGURINE #0770C

VINTAGE GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE CHERUBS SINGING ANGELS FIGURINE #0770C


$84.95


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VINTAGE GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE CHERUB WITH BELL FIGURINE #0722F

VINTAGE GIUSEPPE ARMANI FLORENCE CHERUB WITH BELL FIGURINE #0722F


$68.95


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