Famed sculptor, painter, and graphic artist Marino Marini was born in February 27, 1901 in Pistoria, Italy. Marini attended Accademia di Belli Arti in Florence in 1917 and went on to teach sculpture at the Villa Reale in Monza, Italy. His works are greatly influenced by Classical and Gothic styles. While primarily known for his sculptures, Marini carried on the same prominent symbols into his other artworks including the equestrian figure. Marini’s works were highly figurative and became more abstract over time.
In 1941, the Italian artist was appointed as the Chair of Sculpture at Accademia di Brera and in 1968 he became a member of the “Order Pour le Mérite”. Marini was awarded First Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1952 and in 1966, he recieved the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome. Marini died in 1980 in Viareggio, Italy.