Gaetano Cellini

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Gaetano Cellini (1838-1914) was an Italian sculptor who was born in Florence, Italy. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence and later in Rome, where he developed his skills in neoclassical sculpture. Cellini was known for his realistic and expressive depictions of historical figures and mythological subjects, often incorporating intricate details and ornate decoration. Some of his notable works include the statue of Christopher Columbus in Genoa, Italy, and the monument to Victor Emmanuel II in Piazza Dante in Naples. Cellini also worked on commissions for the Vatican and was awarded the title of Knight of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus by the Italian government for his contributions to the arts.