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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 Limited Edition 17 1/4

Giuseppe Armani Limited Edition 17 1/4" Figurine "MAHOGANY" 194-C

$300.00

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 From 1980 Giuseppe Armani Gulliver's World Figurine Girl with Watering Can

From 1980 Giuseppe Armani Gulliver's World Figurine Girl with Watering Can

$134.00

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 1980 GIUSEPPE  ARMANI GULLIVER'S WORLD  - THREE  BOYS  PLAYING  DICE CRAPS. NM.

1980 GIUSEPPE ARMANI GULLIVER'S WORLD - THREE BOYS PLAYING DICE CRAPS. NM.

$249.00

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 1980 Giuseppe Armani Girl Afraid of Mouse Figurine Gullivers World  Capodimonte

1980 Giuseppe Armani Girl Afraid of Mouse Figurine Gullivers World Capodimonte

$138.00

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Giuseppe Armani Soccer Player

Giuseppe Armani Soccer Player

$124.95

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 1980'S GIUSEPPE ARMANI GULLIVER'S WORLD ** GIRL WITH BROOM  **  NEAR MINT.

1980'S GIUSEPPE ARMANI GULLIVER'S WORLD ** GIRL WITH BROOM ** NEAR MINT.

$128.00

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GIUSEPPE ARMANI

GIUSEPPE ARMANI "LADY WYNNE" 2 of 3,000 COA BOX #1173C

$900.00

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giuseppe armani the jester harlequin signed figurine capodimonte

giuseppe armani the jester harlequin signed figurine capodimonte

$143.85

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Giuseppe Armani Statue Lady With Flowers 1987 Florence Italy Figure Boxed Coa

Giuseppe Armani Statue Lady With Flowers 1987 Florence Italy Figure Boxed Coa

$79.00

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Giuseppe Armani Tender Love 1996 Porcelain Figurine Florence Italy 0692F Lovely

Giuseppe Armani Tender Love 1996 Porcelain Figurine Florence Italy 0692F Lovely

$149.00

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Guiseppe Armani Wedding Couple Statue 1982 Porcelain Gulliver's Travels series

Guiseppe Armani Wedding Couple Statue 1982 Porcelain Gulliver's Travels series

$89.00

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G. ARMANI Figurine Statue Sculpture

G. ARMANI Figurine Statue Sculpture "Oriental Lady with Vase" Geisha Set Of 2

$181.98

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Giuseppe Armani figurine tall Lady holds Shi tzu

Giuseppe Armani figurine tall Lady holds Shi tzu

$479.00

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Giuseppe Armani Florence Lady with dog (Yorkie)

Giuseppe Armani Florence Lady with dog (Yorkie)

$80.00

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Vintage Capodimonte Giuseppe Armani Italy Boy Listening to Sea Shell Figurine

Vintage Capodimonte Giuseppe Armani Italy Boy Listening to Sea Shell Figurine

$100.00

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