Ulisse Cambi

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Ulisse Cambi
Piazza del duomo, prato, fontana 01.JPG
Fountain sculpted by Ulisse Cambi in Prato (Italy)
Born (1807-09-22)22 September 1807
Died 7 April 1895(1895-04-07) (aged 87)
Nationality Italian
Education Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze
Known for Sculpture
Movement neoclassical
Patron(s) Pietro Cambi

Ulisse Cambi (22 September 1807 – 7 April 1895) was an Italian sculptor active in Tuscany during the 19th century.

Biography and artworks[edit]

Son of the sculptor Pietro Cambi, he was born in Florence where he attended the courses of the local Art High School (Liceo Artistico) and then of the Accademia. His training as a sculptor went on in Rome, where he spent 4 years.

Back in Florence after a difficult professional period he managed to get into the artistic milieu of his city. He then become professor at the Accademia,[1] teaching sculpture and influencing several well-known Italian artists as Giovanni Dupré from Siena [2] and Giorgio Ceragioli,[3] who was mainly active in Piemonte. From the 1840s on he realised several important artworks such as the statues of Benvenuto Cellini and Carlo Goldoni (both in Florence) and the monumental fountain located in Prato (Piazza Duomo).

His funeral monuments, like the one devoted to the painter Giuseppe Sabatelli (Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence), where particularly appreciated.[1] During his late days the prevailing realistic artistic movement made his neoclassical style becoming old-fashioned and turned away from him the favour of art criticism. He died in Florence in 1895 at the age of 87.[4]


  1. ^ a b Web-site www.answers.com (accessed on 19 August 2009)
  2. ^ Giovanni Duprè, AbacuSistemArte - cured by Paolo Cesari; 2006, as reported on www.paolocesari.com (accessed on 29 January 2010)
  3. ^ Giorgio Ceragioli, article on the Torino city council official web-site www.comune.torino.it (accessed on 29 January 2010)
  4. ^ Ulisse Cambi on Itinerari lorenesi in Toscana - www.itinerarilorenesi.it (accessed on 19 August 2009)