Giuseppe Armani was born in 1935 in Calci, Italy and it wasn’t very long before his parents realized that he had a unique gift. You see, young Giuseppe drew everything he saw as soon as he could pick up a pencil. And these were not the usual drawings that a child does, he drew drawings of great detail. When he was older he planned to attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. Unfortunately his educational plans were dashed when his father died and he was needed at home by his family.
Giuseppe continued drawing and it was not long before he was recognized when a local priest organized an art exhibition for the town’s young artists. Giuseppe entered a sculpture of a male torso which was admired for its detail and adherence to classical styling. This sculpture was taken to the Art Gallery in Pisa. The gallery owners were amazed with its detail and beauty and immediately offered Giuseppe a permanent position at their gallery.
With his job in Pisa, Giuseppe’s dream of studying art was now realized. He studied the Renaissance masterpieces and started to perfect his own style. He soon had admirers coming from far away to see his creations.
In 1975, the Florence Sculpture d’Arte offered him a position working exclusively for their studio. He was glad to accept as he was given complete artistic freedom.
From that point forward he created beautiful masterpieces ranging from traditional Capodimonte styling to more contemporary creations. Some of his more popular figurines were created for Disney which consisted of his interpretations of their most cherished characters.
In 2006, Giuseppe Armani passed away from a massive stroke. His beautiful creations continue to live on as a legacy to his artistic genius.