Vincenzo Vela

Vincenzo Vela was born in Ligornetto in 1820. Advised by his family to become a stonemason, he joined his brother Lorenzo, a sculptor, in Milan in 1834. There he learned as an apprentice and attended the Accademy of Brera. His young works, influenced by realism, provoked interest and praise from the public as well as critics and got him his first acknowledgements. He received many commissions, mo...