Donatello's Life and Artwork
Short Biography of Donatello's life and pictures of his work
Biography of Donatello
-Spent most of his life in Florence, Italy.
-Apprenticed to Ghiberti (a sculptor and Bronze worker) and later worked for him on bronze reliefs.
-Brought up in a plebeian tradition and worked on art (mostly sculptures) for most of his life.
-He created sculptures such as The David and St. Mark which he became popular for.
-His patrons were the Medici family in Florence. The Medicis were also patrons of many other great artists and architects such as Brunelleschi.
AR: Donatello, Florentine
TI: Saint Mark
DT: ca. 1411-1415