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Alessandro Algardi
Born (1598-11-27)November 27, 1598
Died June 10, 1654(1654-06-10) (aged 55)
Nationality Italian
Known for Sculpture
Movement Baroque
Alessandro algardi, il cardinale paolo emilio zacchia, 1650 ca.
Terracotta modello of Cardinal Paolo Emilio Zacchia, c. 1650

Alessandro Algardi (November 27, 1598 – June 10, 1654) was an Italian high-Baroque sculptor active almost exclusively in Rome, where for the latter decades of his life, he was, along with Francesco Borromini and Pietro da Cortona, one of the major rivals of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. He is now most admired for his portrait busts that have great vivacity and dignity.

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