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Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, 1598 - 1680)
Bernini was an extraordinarily gifted sculptor, an outstanding architect, and an urban designer and painter. He learned the art of sculpting from his father and astonished contemporaries by his technical virtuosity and sophistication, which rivalled the sculptors of classical antiquity. During his long and prolific career he worked for a succession of eight popes in the service of the Catholic Church and for their families. He enjoyed an international reputation and more than any other single artist shaped much of Rome as it appears today.