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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 BACO & ADRIANA COA. NIB, MEMBERS ONLY LIMITED 0419 #319/5000

GIUSEPPE ARMANI BACO & ADRIANA COA. NIB, MEMBERS ONLY LIMITED 0419 #319/5000

$1,299.99

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Giuseppe Armani Maternity Mother & Child Model 405C. 4321/5000 Signed New In Box

Giuseppe Armani Maternity Mother & Child Model 405C. 4321/5000 Signed New In Box

$999.99

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Giuseppe Armani "LACEY" #0645C COA NIB RARE MEMBERS ONLY! NIB EXSQUISTE DETAIL

$529.99

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Giuseppe Armani Florence Figurine *HAND SIGNED Semi Nude DIANA  0677C NIB COA

Giuseppe Armani Florence Figurine *HAND SIGNED Semi Nude DIANA 0677C NIB COA

$489.99

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Florence Sculpture D'arte Giuseppe Armani

Florence Sculpture D'arte Giuseppe Armani "Brief Encounter"signed FABRIZIO COA

$399.99

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Disney Giuseppe Armani Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Dopey, EUC, Original Box

Disney Giuseppe Armani Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Dopey, EUC, Original Box

$145.00

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Disney Giuseppe Armani Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sleepy, EUC, Original Box

Disney Giuseppe Armani Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sleepy, EUC, Original Box

$135.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI, PUTTINA CON FIORI, CHERUBS WITH FLOWERS AUTOGRAPHED NIB

GIUSEPPE ARMANI, PUTTINA CON FIORI, CHERUBS WITH FLOWERS AUTOGRAPHED NIB

$299.99

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Giuseppe Armani "Aphrodite" Florence Italy #107/3000 Limited Edition COA* NIB

$699.99

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Capodimonte Florence Lady Goat Sheep Italian Giuseppe Armani Statue Figurine 11

Capodimonte Florence Lady Goat Sheep Italian Giuseppe Armani Statue Figurine 11"

$231.66

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Giuseppe Armani ELEGANCE Lady with Borzoi Figurine 195C 4321/5000 Hand Signed

Giuseppe Armani ELEGANCE Lady with Borzoi Figurine 195C 4321/5000 Hand Signed

$999.99

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Giuseppe Armani Fascination Sculpture 0192C 4321/5000 Hand Signed W/ Box

Giuseppe Armani Fascination Sculpture 0192C 4321/5000 Hand Signed W/ Box

$499.99

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Giuseppe Armani Lady With Umbrella Figurine 196C 4321/5000 With Box

Giuseppe Armani Lady With Umbrella Figurine 196C 4321/5000 With Box

$599.99

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Giuseppe Armani "LADY with FAN" Sculpture 387C 4321/5000 Hand Signed With Box

$349.99

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Giuseppe Armani Kissing Angels Figurine Signed

Giuseppe Armani Kissing Angels Figurine Signed

$130.00

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