Leonardo Da Vinci | Artist Biography (In a Nutshell)

May 30, 2009

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy.  Throughout his life his interests led him to develop many talents and become many things including a mathematician, inventor, engineer, scientist, anatomist, painter, sculptor, botanist, architect, musician and writer. He has been described as a renaissance man “whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention.” Because of incredible output and diversity, Da Vinci is regarded as one of the greatest painters of all time, and quite possibily the most talented person that has ever lived. Helen Gardner remarked that “the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent…His mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote”.

Leonardo da Vinci died on May 2, 1519 in Amboise, Touraine which is today Indre-et-Loire,France. The Last Supper and Mona Lisa are among his greatest artistic acheivements, and in fact the Mona Lisa is among the most recognizable artworks in the world. 

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Leonardo Da Vinci on MakingArtFun.com

Leonardo Da Vinci on Wikipedia.org

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