Alessandro Algardi

(1602 - 1654)
Algardi was born in Bologna, where he trained under Lodovico Carracci at the Accademia degli Incamminati. He moved to Rome in 1625, where he initially obtained some success as a restorer of classical sculptures but also rapidly established himself as the principal rival of Gian Lorenzo Bernini as a portrait artist. Less pictorial and dynamic than B...
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