Andrea del Verrocchio
Andrea del Verrocchio was an Italian sculptor, goldsmith and painter in Florence during the early renaissance.
Like Socrates, he didn’t leave a lot of works behind. Little is known about his life, but his advancement is said to be owed much to the patronage of Piero de’ Medici and his son Lorenzo. So who did this guy teach that makes him so well known? Well this guy for one,Leonardo Davinci.
Davinci may be one of the most well know geniuses of all time.Not just a painter, and sculptor, Davinci surpassed his mentor with his “unquenchable curiosity” by reaching into the realms of music, architecture, science, mathematics, engineering, invention, anatomy, geology, cartography, botany, and writing. At 20 years of age, Leonardo qualified as a master in the Guild of St Luke, the guild of artists and doctors of medicine, but his bond with his teacher kept him working with Verrocchio even though Leonardo had his own workshop and artistic recognition.