Giovanni Pisano

Sculptor and architect. Born c.1240 in Pisa, Italyl; died in 1320, probably in Siena, Italy. Son of Niccola Pisano. He assisted his father at Perugia, where he completed the fountain. He designed the pulpit of San Andrea at Pistoia and that of the cathedral at Pisa, the remains of the latter being now in the museums of Pisa and Berlin. His work shows more of the French influence than his father's. His figures have the slenderness of the Italian Gothic, and his somewhat crowded reliefs show more movement than the classic models. As capomaestro of the cathedral of Pisa, in 1278, he designed the Campo Santo, and he is said by Vasari to have designed the facade of the Siena cathedral.

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