Donatello

St. Mark

Biography

  • Donato di Niccolò Bardi (Donatello) was born in 1386 in Florence
  • Donatello spent most of his life as a sculptor, in the rich Italian city of Florence
  • He was apprenticed to Ghiberti, and later worked for the master on the bronze reliefs of the First Doors of the Baptistery
  • He was brought up in the Plebeian tradition, and he was a sculptor for most of his life
  • Donatello created sculptors such as the David and St. Mark
  • Donatello's patrons were the Medici family.
"Donatello" encyclopedia of world biography. Detroit: gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web 19 Nov 2013