Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simone
6 March 1475 - 18 February 1564
An Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance. He was considered the greatest living artist in his own time. A number of his pieces rank among the most famous artworks in existence
He sculpted two of his best known pieces before the age of 30, The Pieta and David. His first love was sculpture and he had a low opinion of painting saying '....
Inspire of this he completed two of the most influential frescos in Western Art, The Sistine Chapel Ceiling and The Last Judgment.