Arnolfo di Cambio

Arnolfo di Cambio was born in 1245, in Colle di Val d’Elsa, Italy, and died in 1301/10, in Florence. He was an Italian sculptor and architect whose works embody the transition between the late Gothic and Renaissance architectural sensibilities. In 1296 Arnolfo returned to Florence to undertake his most important commission, the design of the Florence Cathedral (Duomo di Firenze) and the carving of statues for its facade.