Benvenuto Cellini

Country of origin: Italy
Books by this author: Life of Benvenuto Cellini*, The Treatises of Benvenuto Cellini on Goldsmithing and Sculpture
Benvenutto Cellini was an Italian sculpist and goldsmith who lived from

1500 to 1571. He commisioned work for several popes and royalty, the most famous surviving item from his hand is the saliera (salt cellar), now in the Kunsthistorisches museum - Vienna, Austria. He is regarded as the most important renaissance goldsmith.

Additional Reading

Cellini's Autobiography in English