Born:1386, in Florence Italy
Died: December 13, 1466 in Florence, Italy
Donatello was the greatest sculptor before Michelangelo. He had a great influence on the artistic aspect of the 15th century in Italy. Donatello lived most of his life in Florence Italy. At age seventeen he took up a job as an apprentice for Ghiberti he was a master on the bronze reliefs of the First doors or the Baptistery. Donatello lived a lonely life he never married and had very few people who cared or liked him. Donatello created sculptures such as the statue of david and the singing gallery which is a carving. A man known as the godfather of the renaissance, Cosimo Medici, was Donatello's patron.
"Donatello, David, 1440s, Bronze, 158cm, Museo Nazionale Del Bargello, Florence:."Pictify. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2013.