Algardi Alessandro (Algardi Alessandro)( Italian sculptor.)
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Biography Algardi Alessandro (Algardi Alessandro)
Born in 1602 in Bologna. He studied at the Ludovico Carracci and Giulio Convention. In 1622 he worked in Mantua yard, and in 1625 - in Rome, under orders of Cardinal Ludovizi, for which he restored antique statues. In 1630 for the decoration of the church of San Silvestro al Quirinale in Rome, he created a knock on the statue of Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist, and in 1641 - a sculptural group Martyrdom of St. Paul to the church of San Paolo in Bologna. The years of the pontificate of Pope Innocent X (1644-1655) was a time of particularly productive activities Algardi. In 1650 he completed work on the tomb of Pope Leo XI in St. Peter's in Rome and a large marble relief of Pope Leo I and Attila (ibid.). In 1650 the sculptor molded bronze statue of Pope Innocent X, which is stored in the Palazzo dei Conservatory in Rome. He also owns Olympia Mandalkini a portrait gallery Doria Pamphili in Rome. The disciples were sculptor Domenico Guidi, Ercole Ferrata and Francesco Baratta. Algardi died in Rome on 10 June 1654.