Andrea

Bregno

Artistic period 1451 to 1500

Nationality

Italian

Birth

1418 (Osteno)

Death

1503 (Roma)

Biography

Andrea Bregno, also Andrea da Milano, (* 1418 in Osteno on Lake Lugano; † 1503 in Rome) was one of the most important Italian sculptors of the late 15th century of the early Renaissance in Rome. He and his workshop created numerous altars, tombs for cardinals and bishops, tabernacles and building decorations for churches and palaces, which stylistically incorporated the ancient formal language and ornamentation. Bregno possessed an outstanding collection of antiquities. Some of these works can be found in the Vatican Museums.